NSIS is dedicated to fostering the next generation of scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs by providing programming and events to encourage more awareness of science and technology among students and to encourage students to pursue studies and careers in science and technology.
NSIS aims to advance and promote innovation and the application of science and technology for the benefit of the Northwest BC region. NSIS works with small and medium sized businesses, youth, professionals and communities in science and technology-based economic development.
Communities in Northwest BC can benefit from incorporating science and technology into their planning, communications infrastructure and targeted economic development. Support from NSIS in these areas can take shape in community projects, knowledge transfer, professional development, education, or research. NSIS works with partner agencies from within the region and beyond to support projects and initiatives that increase science and technology related economic development.
As the region's science and technology champion, NSIS:
- fosters a culture that values science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship as activities vital to maintaining and enhancing the global competitiveness of the region;
- encourages growth of high-tech projects, educates entrepreneurs, and enhances science and technology awareness in the community;
- advocates research, development and application of science, technology and innovation;
- facilitates the presentation of seminars and community forums in collaboration with associate organizations, and participates on committees and community groups focused on developing diverse regional economies in northwest communities.