Innovation meets reuse in West Kootenay’s Metal Tech Alley

SMRT1 Technologies and the Selkirk Technology Access Centre (STAC) have teamed up to keep plastic waste out of our land fill and is another innovative example of local circular economy. A Canadian smart vending technology company that launched out of Trail, B.C. is diverting plastic from the landfill and funnelling it into the Lower Columbia’s […]

Rounding the Corner Towards a Circular Economy in Canada

Metal Tech Alley, a case study in “Rounding the Corner: Towards a Circular Economy in Canada” The Canadian Standard Association recently released a Circular Public Policy document titled “Rounding the Corner: Towards a Circular Economy in Canada” and Metal Tech Alley is proud to be spotlighted as a case study. To read the full document […]

Innovative Leaders Develop New Model for Circular Economy

Innovative Leaders Develop New Model for Circular Economy LCIC’s Supply Chain Study Provides Data for New Online Tool Imagine if you knew exactly what resources were in a community before deciding whether launching your venture there was a good fit. A new online interactive tool is providing that insight in the West Kootenay. Metal Tech […]

Metal Tech Alley presented with Best Eco-Friendly Battery Metal Producer Award

In 2021 Jacomien van Tonder presented at the World Circular Economy Forum on Rural and Remote Communities. Jacomien brought Metal Tech Alley to the world stage as the only presenter from a rural community in North America – and it did not go unnoticed. Following that presentation Metal Tech Alley was nominated for a Global Green Business […]

Metal Tech Alley Achieves Recognition For Its Work Towards Circular Economy

The Council of Canadian Academies recently released a report, Turning Point – The Expert panel on Circular Economy.  In this report Metal Tech Alley was recognized for its work towards a circular economy in industrial areas such as metallurgy, digital fabrication, industrial recycling and clean technology.  Click here for the full PDF of Turning Point: […]

Technology and the Circular Economy: Selkirk Technology Access Centre

By Val Rossi and Kyla Girling of Writers Block Solutions Whether it’s reviewing a start-up idea sketched on the back of a napkin or working with an industry leader automating long-standing processes, the Selkirk Technology Access Centre (STAC) is lending its advanced manufacturing expertise to Lower Columbia professionals and helping take concepts from prototype to […]

From Concept to Prototype: STAC Delivers on Recent Projects

Project Client: Ekati Diamond Mine Industry: Mining Problem: Needed an effective way to show indigenous and other local communities what the mine site would look like in the future after closure. Solution: STAC worked with an environmental monitoring agency to provide an interactive portable map application, showcasing the current and future status of the mine. […]