Nelson Innovation Centre (NiC) is here to connect tech and tech-enabled entrepreneurs and businesses with the support they need to thrive.

It’s your community hub. 

A place for you to connect with like-minded people.

A place to get the support you need through programming and referral services to take your businesses to a new level. 

A place to get creative.


Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in B.C., and the uncertainty of how the Nelson area will be affected by students returning to school, we will be temporarily closing the Nelson Innovation Centre (NiC) for the month of September. 

KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) has a responsibility to keep our members, clients and staff safe during this uncertain time and are choosing to be proactive to ensure the safety of those in our tech and business community.

KAST and Nelson Innovation Centre will remain open in the virtual realm. All of our support services, programming and events will continue to operate online, as they always have. KAST has some major program announcements coming soon, as we continue to strive to provide the utmost support to our tech and non-tech businesses in the Kootenay region. 

For those wishing to book the Nelson Innovation Centre for a special meeting, workshop or initiative, or if you have any questions related to our temporary closure, please contact us at nic@kast.com. We will make decisions on a case-by-case basis for special bookings.

NiC features a state-of-the-art boardroom for the delivery of technology training and workshops, a custom soundproof private workbooth for video conferencing as well as rentable office space for tech and tech-enabled companies. 

Although NiC is not a coworking space, it is a place where people can get work done on their laptops, meet with clients, network and collaborate on projects. The lounge area functions as an event space with a high-tech projector, sound system and more.

The Station Boardroom

Events & Programming

Concierge Services

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Being a part of our Kootenay tech community is SUPER rewarding in itself. It means you’re involved on the frontlines of building up our local communities through tech and innovation. It means collaboration, growth and new ideas. It also means getting some serious perks at our Nelson Innovation Centre…

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This is a group for those involved with technology and innovation in Nelson and surrounding area. It’s a place to network and connect, share ideas, events and job postings, conduct positive discussions around relevant issues including technology, science, innovation and business.