CEMI ACCELERATES THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF INNOVATIONS INTO MININGAbout CEMI
Who We Are
CEMI helps close the innovation and commercialization gap
We advance innovations to:
- Find more ore
- Mine ore more effectively and safely
- Generate more value from mines
- Get a more benign impact on the environment
Established in 2007, CEMI’s mandate is to accelerate step-change innovation by introducing new practices, procedures, tools, techniques and technologies to help generate a significant improvement in the performance of mines.
What We Do
CEMI’s approach is to lead and co-ordinate innovations that can be integrated into mining operations.
CEMI’s innovation focus is across the mining cycle with 4 strategic technical mining categories – underground and surface mining, mineral exploration, improving end to end productivity & operational performance and reducing the environmental impact & improving sustainability.
Essential to successful innovation is market acceptance. CEMI works to ensure that these mining innovations are commercially viable and achieve a level of operational integration into day-to-day mining activities.
Our approach is purposeful, to accelerate the commercialization of innovations that are sustainable and economically feasible for the global mining industry.
CEMI understands that innovation is essential for improving the overall performance of the Canadian and global mining industry
Introducing innovations into mining will help to:
- Modernize mining
- Improve the cost-effectiveness of mining
- Increase the rate of ore-body discovery
- Improve energy and water utilization
- Manage the impact of mining on the environment
- Sustain the low carbon economy
- Attract the next generation of talent, jobs, companies
- Other benefits
CEMI’s Innovation Equation
Every element of CEMI’s Innovation Equation is an essential building block to innovation
Each element helps to ensure the innovation is sustainable and economically feasible:
- Research (R): An essential component, it includes academic research for the identification of new ideas; and applied research to address practical applications.
- Demonstration (D): assures the application and workability of the idea.
- Implementation (I): addresses the operational viability of the innovation. It answers the question, “is it applicable in the real-world environment?”
- Commercialization (C): ensures that the innovation will be accepted or adopted by the mining operation. This final step is the proof of a successful innovation.
Evidence Network Survey 2014