MICA National Mining Innovation NetworkFor Made in Canada Solutions
Last updated September 1, 2020
MICA advances to Full Application
We are pleased to inform you that the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation’s request for $40M from the federal Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) Stream 5 has now received an official invitation to advance to a full application. CEMI will now begin to complete the Full Application in support of the national Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA) Network project.
Full Application due to SIF on October 12, 2020
Participant package due to CEMI on September 15, 2020
The Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA) is a submission to the Federal Strategic Innovation Fund, Stream 5. MICA is a National Network for innovators with solutions for the mining sector, designed to bridge the innovation-commercialization gaps that delay commercial success, domestically and globally. MICA will combine $40M federal funding with $100M from the private sector to benefit the Canadian economy and the global mining sector by:
- advancing made-in-Canada solutions and integrating cross-sector innovators nationally
- networking all sector innovators, to share business best practices and export expertise
About the MICA Network
Connect Regional Mining Clusters to Cross-Sector Innovation Centres accross the country to create a National Network to commercialize innovations into the mining industry.
Use the Canadian advantage of SME-based innovations to create a national mining technology ecosystem to develop new clean technologies for the sector that will lead the transition to a low-carbon future.
Build a national ecosystem as a network of collaborative regional clusters
Create regional networks to rapidly increase domestic and export sales
Scale-up Canadian SMEs to participate in global mining supply chains
Accelerate the number and scale of home-grown Canadian mining SMEs
Commercialize new, late-stage, high-impact mining technologies
Scale-up Canadian SMEs to participate in global mining supply chain
MICA TECHNICAL THEMES
- Increase Mine Productive Capacity, at Lower Cost.
- Reduce Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions.
- Mitigate environmental risk and long-term liabilities.
- Implement Smart, Autonomous Mining Systems.
Who can join MICA?
- Mine/Plant Operating Companies,
- Innovative Canadian SMEs,
- Large Technology Companies,
- Innovators, Academic & Research Organizations and
- Industry Associations
Confirm your participation in the Full Application
Application documents/templates for download
SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED PACKAGE TO INFO@MICANETWORK.CA NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
Participation in Full Application Process
On August 20, 2020, CEMI held a Webinar to share information about MICA and to provide an update on the requirements for participation in the Initiative. The presentation slides and a recording of the MICA full application presentation are now available.Webinar Slides Webinar Recording
MICA Information Sessions
In May 2020 CEMI held 2 information sessions about the MICA national ecosystem.
- How Mining Companies and Plant Operators can participate in MICA – Download PDF
- How Canadian SMEs, OEMs and Innovators can participate in MICA – Download PDF
Both Webinars provided participants with some insight about the program and how organizations can participate.
CEMI Welcomes MICA Network Participants
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Enki GéoSolutions Inc.
Develops and promotes innovative, sustainable geological solutions in the fields of energy, storage and development.
Tunik brings automated, remote environmental monitoring into the 21st century with modular IoT devices that anyone can deploy and operate.
Toronto- mineral processing consultancy specializing in process design, project development and extracting toxic metals for value, from acidic waters.
Academic & Other
Lassonde Institute of Mining
University of Toronto’s Lassonde Institute is a mining industry champion delivering research powered solutions with a commitment to strengthen our shared communities and planet. As an integrated, multi-disciplinary innovation and discovery hub, we are home to world-leading experts solving global challenges.
Cambrian College R&D
The Centre for Smart Mining at Cambrian College facilitates the adoption of a new generation of technology by providing mining-focused companies with the technical services and funding they require. The Centre’s goal is to accelerate the development of new technologies for the sector and it offers a low risk way for firms to “test-drive” innovative solutions before they are commercialized.