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We love our tenants. They’re innovative, creative and add so much life to our community hub.

Nelson Innovation Centre is home to three leasable office spaces as well as a large anchor tenant office space.

Interested in leasing an office at NiC? We currently have one office space available. Email us at nic@kast.com to inquire.

For the last 18 years, the Mountain Culture Group (MCG) has been in the business of curating, creating and sharing stories specific to that beautiful intersection between people and the great outdoors.

Since 2002, they have been publishing the much-coveted Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, which has turned into a colourful 37-issue encyclopedia of mountain journalism.

With their sister publication, Coast Mountain Culture Magazine, which launched in 2010, and a newly minted MCG Creative Haus agency division of their business, the Mountain Culture Group is looking to a bright future, sharing the editorial, design and photographic expertise they have cultivated over a decade of collaboration. Coupled with their extensive relationships with storytellers, athletes, artists and businesses throughout western Canada, the MCG is a natural hub when it comes to outdoor-inspired communication.

And now they have a great physical gathering space to build on that momentum. Moving into the Nelson Innovation Centre’s new office in the historic Railway Building in downtown Nelson has proved to be a pivotal step for the MCG. For the first time in theirr company’s history they have an office to call their own, and since moving in in Fall 2019, the creative juices have been flowing!

Feel free to drop by for a visit or click the link below to learn more.

KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) is the only non-profit technology association serving the entire Kootenay region. As the proud manager of the Nelson Innovation Centre, there was no better fit for our physical home-base. 

Since 1998, KAST has led our region’s economic development through technology and innovation. Our main offerings are GLOWS, the Venture Acceleration Program and the Nelson Innovation Centre.

Our mission is to enable a vibrant, thriving and healthy tech community in the Kootenays by creating inclusive economic opportunities, stimulating job growth and by providing entrepreneurs and businesses with the support they need to thrive in the local and digital economy.

Bruce Hardy is a National Research Council (NRC) Industrial Technology Advisor delivering the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) to industry. 

NRC IRAP provides innovation assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at all stages of the innovation process, to help them build their innovation capacity.

Bruce has been assisting businesses with innovation for over 25 years, first with the Science Council of B.C. and now with NRC IRAP. He’s helped hundreds of companies from a wide range of industry sectors undertake Research & Development projects and prepare for financing and business growth.

He has a B.Sc. in Geology from UBC and worked in mining and exploration for 15 years in B.C., the western U.S., Panama and in the Yukon. An avid skier and mountain biker, Bruce moved to Nelson in 1998 to deliver IRAP in the East and West Kootenay-Boundary and he and his family have been enjoying the wonderful Kootenay lifestyle ever since.