About Austin Innovation
At Austin Innovation Inc., we specialize in optimizing renewable electrical power. Our cleantech products increase efficiency for the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy.
During COVID-19, we have temporarily used our team’s innovative abilities and manufacturing techniques to support the delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE). As a stopgap solution, we worked closely with Selkirk College and Hall Printing to scale the production of plastic medical face shields. Through end-user feedback, we employed an adaptive manufacturing model to create a high-quality design, tailored to meet form, fit, function, comfort, and ease of sterilization targets. We shared our design and production techniques with the Provincial Health Services Authority and partners at the University of British Columbia, who are coordinating testing with national and international epidemiology teams.
We now work with regional manufacturing expert, Hall Printing, and industrial plastic specialists to meet demand.
As we continue to work to successfully flatten the COVID-19 curve, we’re focusing on developing a universally adoptable mask. Our team is creating a premium Canadian biodegradable and compostable paper product. This new cellulose product, created for COVID- specific supply chains, captures 100% of the value in Canada, promoting a circular economy.
Though our company has temporarily pivoted its focus, our mission remains: to create cleaner, more efficient networks that generate and optimize existing renewable power. We’re located on the Kootenay-Columbia River system that currently produces over 40% of BC’s power needs.
We modernize and optimize electrical energy using data systems, cleantech software, and hardware products. We are committed to increasing efficiencies through technological solutions, and to providing useful metrics based on cost, environmental impact, and end-user delivery.