Entries by Karen


Nelson Innovation Centre Set To Open On July 14, 2020

After years of planning, funding applications, feasibility studies and community engagement, the Nelson Innovation Centre, managed by KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology), is set to open on July 14, 2020. Nelson Innovation Centre (NiC) is a true community hub: a place for tech and tech-enabled entrepreneurs and businesses to connect with one another […]

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Join us for Virtual Connection Day: Columbia Basin on July 24

Apply now for a free 1:1 virtual meeting with a tech expert to help your business survive and thrive Our world is facing unprecedented times, customers are buying goods and services in different ways and businesses need to adapt. The Basin Business Advisors (BBA) program, KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology), Columbia Basin Trust […]


Job Opportunity: KAST Executive Director

The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) is seeking a dynamic, future focused individual to serve as the Executive Director for this thriving, growing Society. The successful candidate will be an inspirational leader who can bring together a variety of stakeholders, staff and funders to support the Association’s mandate. With expertise in business and […]

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Nakusp Elementary School Student, Paityn Smith, Wins Kootenay Contraption Contest

Paityn Smith solved the contest’s climate change challenge by imagining a unique way to help preserve Caribou and their habitat The Kootenay Contraption Contest, organized by KAST in partnership with FORTIS BC this past winter, was a massive success! A resounding 280 students in grades 1-8 entered the contest from all over the Kootenays including […]