Nelson Innovation Centre (NiC) is a true community hub: a place for entrepreneurs and businesses to connect with one another and get the support they need through programming and referral services to take their businesses to a new level.
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 leasable office space for tech and tech-enabled companies. It’s also a flexible workhub; 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.
NiC, managed by the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST), is a culmination of years of hard work by Nelson’s business and technology community. Located in Nelson’s historic CP Railway Station, the project has come to life as a partnership between KAST, the City of Nelson, Community Futures Central Kootenay, the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, the Nelson & Area Economic Development Partnership, the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust, B.C Rural Dividend Fund, community stakeholders and local industry.
NiC serves tech companies, innovators and professionals in the West Kootenay, from Nelson to Kaslo, Salmo to the Slocan Valley and Castlegar to Trail and Rossland. Our community hub also serves the entire Kootenay region with virtual concierge supports.