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Manufacturing Innovation

Kamloops Innovation has developed an initiative designed to support the manufacturing sector in the Central Interior. Supported by NRC-IRAP, the goal of the project is to expose local SMEs to new technologies, promote peer mentorship and to inspire new manufacturing companies to startup.

“Collaboration, sharing of ideas, and education about new technologies and innovations will advance our region’s manufacturing and natural resource sector.”
Lincoln Smith, Executive Director – Kamloops Innovation

With support from NRC-IRAP, this project will provide:

Technology Workshops & Events

What we’ve been doing so far:

    • 3D Scanning with Rapid 3D – complete
    • 3D Processing withRapid 3D – complete
    • Site visits – ongoing
    • Rapid Prototyping at Kamloops Makerspace – ongoing

Coming up next:

  • June 29 – Laser Cut Enclosures for Prototypes at Kamloops Makerspace
  • July 22 – LEAN Manufacturing presented by BCIT
  • August 8 & 9 – HSM & Solidworks CAD Training
  • September – Free Money Workshop
  • September – Rapid Prototyping presented by BCIT

Kamloops Manufacturing Peer Mentorship

Regular confidential meetings with local SMEs to provide business and mentorship support in order to increase efficiencies, stimulate innovation, become more profitable and improve management skills.

Interested in participating?

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Case Studies

Hear from local companies and their success stories on adopting new innovative practices or technologies into their business.

Rapid Prototyping

Test out ideas, participate in workshops, and share knowledge at Kamloops Makerspace.


Access to Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at Kamloops Innovation and opportunities to connect.

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