Canada funds projects to enhance mining sector

The Government of Canada said it is investing more than $15 million to accelerate the commercialization of made-in-Canada mining solutions that will better equip the country’s sector.

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Honourable François-Philippe Champagne recently named 24 recipients of support selected through the Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA) Network’s second call for proposals:

Baie Minerals

Destiny Copper

DMT Geosciences


Emily Thorn Corthay (operating as Thorn Associates)

Expeto Wireless

GRi Simulations

KORE GeoSystems

KorrAI Technologies

KPI Digital


LoopX Innovation

Maclean Engineering

MIRARCO Mining Innovation


Prairie Clean Energy

Red Paramount Iron


Rockburst Technologies

RockMass Technologies

SafetyScan Technologies

Sight Power


Telescope Innovations

“As the demand for essential minerals grows, our mining industry will continue to play a vital role in this green transition, thanks in part to groundbreaking projects like those presented today,” said Champagne. 

“They will not only enable us to take full advantage of our domestic mineral resources but also position Canada as a world leader in the production of minerals essential to new technologies and renewable energies.”

MICA’s funding will allow the recipients to create new tools that will, for example, reduce the carbon emissions in the potash sector or expand the use of autonomous driving for underground mining. With this second call for proposals, MICA said it will attract more than $100 million in private investment and create and retain over 400 highly skilled jobs for Canadians.

The MICA Network has six main partners across Canada: the Bradshaw Research Institute for Minerals and Mining (British Columbia), InnoTech Alberta (Alberta), Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Saskatchewan), MaRS (Ontario), Groupe MISA (Quebec) and the College of the North Atlantic (Newfoundland and Labrador).

Source: MICA Network

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