Entries by Cam Whitehead

RFP Due May 20: MIDAS Marketing Package Design

KAST is looking to leverage early work on the MIDAS Marketing Plan and MIDAS brand to develop an introductory package of marketing material for the MIDAS (Metallurgical Industrial Development Acceleration and Studies) facility, which will serve to: i) inform selected audience of the MIDAS facility’s existence, value and opportunities; ii) promote membership in the MIDAS FabLab at […]

UBC and Industry Partnership Spurs Metallurgical Sector Development in Interior B.C.

Press Release ~  May 2, 2016 – A $293,000 research partnership among Teck Metals Ltd., Fenix Advanced Materials, Drop Designs, Mitacs and the University of British Columbia aims to use by-products from smelting operations to create economic development opportunities in the province’s Southern Interior. The three-year project, slated to begin this spring, challenges university researchers to […]

From NASA: ‘Think Outside the Box’ 3D Printing Challenge

Last month, the Cynus cargo ship was equipped with the Made In Space Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) destined for the International Space Station to begin printing in 3D orders for over 20 customers previously secured by Made In Space. Included in these orders are medical research components, parts for satellites and other spacecraft, and even parts for high school projects […]

KAST Awarded $25,000 Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust Grant

Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) awarded $25,000 Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust Grant Since 1998, the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST) has worked to foster a culture that values science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship as vital to the West Kootenay & Boundary region’s economic diversity/ competitiveness. A non-profit, KAST offers business […]

Lab to Expand Innovation In Our Region

Press Release ~ Columbia Basin Trust commits up to $850,000 to MIDAS initiative (Columbia Basin) – Local entrepreneurs, students, academics and makers will be able to work with innovative materials, test out original products and get help bringing unique ideas and products to market at a new laboratory in Trail. Known as MIDAS, the laboratory […]

Harper Government Invests in British Columbia’s Kootenay Region Mining and Metals Industry

Press Release ~ July 13, 2015 – Trail, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Today, David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay—Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced a $748,601 investment to the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) to establish a metallurgical industry […]