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Pushing the Limits of Innovation, Design and Restoration in Railtown

The Building of Nelson Innovation Centre By Karen Kornelsen With the opening date of the KAST’s Nelson Innovation Centre (NiC) just around the corner, crews are working hard to put the finishing touches on a building rehabilitation…
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A Transformational Approach to Navigating the Healthcare System

How one local nurse-turned-entrepreneur is changing patient’s lives By Karen Kornelsen   When you or someone you love gets sick, it can feel like your world just got flipped upside down. Finding or accepting a diagnosis can be…
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KAST Memberships Have Arrived! Get Yours Today.

  Join our Kootenay tech community and reap some righteous rewards!  Are you a tech company, entrepreneur, innovator, visionary or service provider? Yah? Well you should join KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology)…
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Nelson Innovation Centre Opening Soon!

KAST’s Nelson Innovation Centre (NiC) is here to connect tech and knowledge workers, entrepreneurs and small businesses with the support they need to thrive.  NiC is the place where you’ll find your new best friend, mentors from…
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A Big Year for Kootenay Tech

By Karen Kornelsen The Kootenays have always been innovative. One only needs to take a quick look around to understand this wild and magical region is home to people creating their own work, inventing new jobs and living out their dreams.…
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First 3D metal printer in rural Canada arrives at MIDAS Lab in Trail

KAST’s MIDAS Lab just became the first rural fabrication lab in Canada to house a 3D metal printer. It’s big news for the Kootenay region as the benefits of having access to a machine of this kind will be felt throughout every local…