The CMIC business ecosystem model is based on successful models in other industries including software engineering, microelectronics, defense, and pharmaceuticals.
The open innovation ecosystem business model is unique in the natural resources industry. We rely heavily on involvement, participation, and funding from multiple organizations across the supply chain. Participants include academia, startups and SME’s to research, technology and innovation organizations and mining companies across Canada.
This approach reduces duplication of effort, leverages existing assets (e.g., expertise, knowledge, technology, intellectual property, resources), and focuses on industry challenges. The reliance on many volunteers means significant executive oversight, thought leadership, and program/project management are spread across multiple organizations.
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