Are you looking for a customized solution for a complex problem? Or to commercialize a product? Create a prototype? Interested in data that can help you make an informed decision for the community you serve? Selkirk Innovates is here to help, support, collaborate with and empower you.

Partnering with Selkirk Innovates means you have access to experienced and skilled faculty, staff and students and nearly $2 million in specialized equipment and software. It also means you have access to unique funding opportunities so you can develop new and improved products, services and/or processes, train your employees and grow your business. You can also access fee-for-service research support.

Bridging Homelessness and Well-being 

In February, Jayme Jones from Selkirk Innovates presented to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) Board on its anticipated project to examine homelessness from a regional perspective. The RDKB will join16 other community partners to offer five days a year of ‘in-kind’ time, dovetailing into the work its planning department is currently involved in. The project’s objectives are to: 

  • 1) Conduct research that evidence based decisions can be  based upon 
  • 2) To encourage regional collaboration among stakeholders 
  • 3) Use Selkirk College resources 
  • 4) Share knowledge learned with other regions 

For more information about Selkirk Innovates, visit For more information about the RDKB’s planning projects, contact  Anitra Winje, Corporate Officer at 250-368-0225 or