Entries by Tracy

Trust Puts Economic Development Plan into Action

Working with entrepreneurs to bring ideas to life Columbia Basin Trust has a vision for economic growth and is putting a new plan into action. The Trust is purchasing a commercial building in the Waneta Industrial Park near Trail and working with a local tech industry entrepreneur to fill the facility with new jobs and […]

Manufacturing a Competitive Business Environment in Canada

Canadian Manufactures & Exporters (CME) along with its strategic partners, releases Manufacturing a Competitive Business Environment in Canada, the first of five reports that provide detailed analysis and recommendations stemming from CME’s Industrie 2030 initiative aimed at doubling manufacturing output by 2030. Based on research and consultation through the CME led Industrie 2030 initiative, the business […]

Manufacturers Must Accelerate the Adoption of Advanced Technologies

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) along with its strategic partners, released Accelerating Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing, the second of five reports that provide detailed analysis and recommendations stemming from CME’s Industrie 2030 initiative aimed at doubling manufacturing output by 2030. Manufacturing Matters: Directly employs 1.7 million Canadians – 10 per cent of entire workforce Directly and […]

MIDAS Fab Lab, A Golden Opportunity

Originally published at Trail Times. As the Fab Lab says, “incubators aren’t just for chicks anymore.” That said, there has been a flock of newbie techies walking through the front doors of MIDAS every week since the state-of-the-art facility opened in Trail last fall. Known as “Mr. Technology,” Lab Director Brad Pommen has introduced almost 1,000 […]

Incubators Aren’t Just for Chicks Anymore

Incubator spaces are becoming instrumental for small business growth. How can someone wanting to create a drone possibly afford the necessary equipment, which ranges in the tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars? By sharing it with other entrepreneurs who have similar aspirations. Enter the MIDAS lab. MIDAS is a handy acronym that flows off […]

GE Additive and GE Capital Collaborate to Sell Metal Additive Manufacturing Machines

  GE Capital will develop a range of customised financial solutions for its customers. GE Additive is to collaborate with GE Capital to sell and finance metal additive manufacturing machines. Manufacturing companies will now have more ways to access transformative 3D printing technology, spurring growth in several critical markets including medical, aerospace, automotive and machining. GE Capital will […]

Say cheese! Science Exposed is back!

NSERC has recently launched its Science Exposed contest, in collaboration with l’Acfas. The image contest challenges Canadians to combine creativity and science for a chance to win one of four cash prizes of up to $2,000. The Science Exposed contest is devoted exclusively to images of scientific research, in all fields of study. We invite all to review the contest […]

What is 3D Printing? A How-To to Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates a physical object from a digital design. Though the 3D printing technologies and materials upon which digital designs are printed may vary, the principle is the same: a digital model is turned into a solid three-dimensional physical object by adding material layer by layer. How does […]

Grad Student Research Opportunity: Research Assistant, Mining and Metallurgical

As part of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded project entitled Regional Workforce Development in Rural BC, the Regional Innovation Chair is seeking a graduate student to produce a labour market profile for the mining and metallurgical sector in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region of southeast BC. The labour market profile […]

New Ways To Benefit From New Technologies

Media Release~ With new technologies such as 3D printers, 3D scanners and computer numeric control (CNC) machines beginning to hit the mainstream, it is easier than ever for businesses to benefit from their use. Michelle Stilwell, Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, “New technologies are giving businesses more and more opportunities to grow, and it […]