MICA National Mining Innovation NetworkFor Made in Canada Solutions
Last updated October 20, 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 leverage public and private sector investments 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
CEMI Welcomes MICA Network Participants
Amplytica provides microbial insights that enable clients to enhance bioleaching and mine wastewater treatment performance.
Tunik brings automated, remote environmental monitoring into the 21st century with modular IoT devices that anyone can deploy and operate.
Enki GéoSolutions Inc.
Develops and promotes innovative, sustainable geological solutions in the fields of energy, storage and development.
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.