TRAIL, BC

Powering Generations:
Legacy to the Future

June 4th-6th

MIDAS Lab Excursion

Tuesday, June 4th & Wednesday, June 5th
4:30 pm

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What is MIDAS Lab all about?


MIDAS (Metallurgical Industrial Development Acceleration and Studies) is an applied research, commercialization and digital fabrication training facility in Trail, B.C., focused on the metallurgical sector that exists in the region surrounding the Teck Trail Operations smelter. MIDAS makes recent advances in manufacturing technology (including 3D Printing) accessible to West Kootenay companies, entrepreneurs and students.

MIDAS is a partnership between the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST), a non-profit  society active in the West Kootenay since 1998, and industry partner Fenix Advanced Materials, which produces high-purity metals for the semiconductor market.

MIDAS is a $2 million dollar undertaking funded by the Government of Canada, through the Western Economic Diversification ProgramColumbia Basin TrustCommunity Futures of Greater Trail; and the BC Provincial Government through the BC Innovation Council (BCIC).

MIDAS Programming Partnerships include: Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC); Selkirk College; UBC Okanagan Engineering/Business faculties; and Mitacs.