When people and ideas collide, that’s when the magic happens.

Nelson Innovation Centre (NIC) is here to connect you with the support and networking you need to thrive.

NiC serves tech companies, innovators and professionals from Nelson to Kaslo, Salmo to the Slocan Valley and Castlegar to Rossland. 

We offer:

  • Concierge Services

  • Access to capital programs

  • Mentorship and professional development

  • Industry-focused programs

  • Community building events

Check out our event calendar to check out all of our virtual offerings, online workshops and tech meetups and stay tuned for upcoming program announcements.

Got an idea for an event or programming you’d like to see at NiC? Maybe you’re a local company or entrepreneur with something to offer? 

Email us and share your great ideas.

KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) is here to help Kootenay tech companies and entrepreneurs build your businesses, commercialize your technologies, grow your startups, and so much more. 

Bring your ideas to life through unique programs that focus on mentorship, coaching and networking opportunities.

If you’re a tech company or entrepreneur looking to commercialize your technology, the Venture Acceleration Program will give you the coaching, support and confidence you need to do it.

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Innovate BC and KAST are pleased to offer the Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resiliency (DER3) Program to support small-medium sized businesses, in any sector, enter or expand in the digital economy.

Are you a tech company looking for some guidance to adjust operations and navigate the economic impacts of COVID-19? Our Tech Resiliency Program expands existing advisory services, such as the Venture Acceleration Program, and resources available to small and medium sized tech businesses.

GLOWS (Growing, Learning, Opportunities with STEAM) provides the children and youth of today with inspiration to become tomorrow’s engineers, scientists, computer programmers and so much more…

For the first time in Kootenay history, technology entrepreneurs and startups from across the region will go head to head in the first ever Kootenay Pitch Competition.