The MIDAS Lab Director will work under the direction of the MIDAS Project Director to technically prepare the MIDAS lab to plan, implement and successfully launch necessary operations, membership and training programs by September 7, 2016.
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Repurposing by products from Teck Trail Operations could be a win-win-win for the entire region. University scholars in applied science, local businesses and the regional economy may be well driven, one day, by new discoveries for smelting byproduct use through a $293,000 research partnership.
The MIDAS digital prototyping “Fab Lab” and metallurgical research facility is gearing up for its Grand Opening this September. The goal of this Glenmerry-based multi-million dollar project is to support skills training and entrepreneurial development through the commercialization of new technologies and services in the region.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]