In 2017 and 2018, CMIC and CanmetMINING partnered on a multi-year initiative to transform Canada’s mining innovation ecosystem. The partnership focused on strengthening, expanding, and defragmenting the ecosystem, while aligning innovators towards the goal of a zero-waste industry.
In turn, this collaboration supported CMIC’s role as the industry champion for mining innovation and as the national hub for mining innovation. The project also facilitated the development of collaborative innovation projects that are industry-relevant and aligned with CMIC’s industry-defined technology roadmaps as well as the Government of Canada’s clean technology agenda.
Click on the links below to access outputs from this project.
Toronto November 14, 2017
- initial short term action plan
- initial list of potential projects
Vancouver January 21, 2018
Vancouver, March 22-23, 2018
Mining, Surface and Underground
Vancouver, May 9, 2019 (hosted by GMG)
- recognition that surface mining and underground mining future technology requirements are similar enough to warrant creation of a single mining roadmap
Edmonton, January 31, 2019
- Workshop Outputs
- virtual project teams
- revised surface mining roadmap
A two-day workshop supported by CanmetMINING was held December 12-13, 2018 in Toronto to align industry-defined requirements and the Grand Challenges with the “Crush-it” Mining Challenge organized by the Impact Canada Initiative and Natural Resources Canada.
Participants ideated and prioritized potential CMIC lead or supported projects, building out six initial project plans that included timelines, commercial pathways and project leads. Two of these were identified as high-priority and have subsequently been launched. One page summaries of these projects defined by participants are below.