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May 20, 2020


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Webinar – How Canadian SMEs, OEMs and Innovators can join MICA


Date and time: Thursday, May 21, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

CEMI is the lead applicant in MICA, a high-performance and efficient nationally connected SME based innovation ecosystem that will provide maximum benefit to the Canadian and global mining industry. This program with an estimated value of $120M, is an initiative to secure investment that will:

  1. develop the capacity of the Canadian mining innovation and technology development ecosystem
  2. secure investments from the public and private sector to advance key SME led clean-technologies

Who should attend?

Owners, inventors, managers and Innovators from organizations that support the Mining and Mineral Processing industry in Canada.

How will SMEs, OEMs, and Innovators benefit from MICA?

  1. By accessing leveraged funding to develop high TRL (6-8) technologies.
  2. By identifying validated and vetted first adopters of technologies.
  3. By creating solutions to secure competitive advantage.
  4. By having ready access to testbed in mining and plant operations.
  5. By leveraging the complementary technologies and technical capabilities of network members.
  6. By identifying mining company and plant operators interested in co-investing in SME led projects.
  7. By leveraging the capabilities of the Canadian mining and innovation network.
  8. By contributing to the development of made in Canada of clean-technologies.
  9. By getting access to validated and vetted mining and plant operational challenges.
  10. By participating in MICA events
  11. By participating in the governance or on some of the proposed MICA committees.

What will be covered during the Webinar?

  • About CEMI
  • Overview of MICA
  • About the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) Stream 5
  • How will SMEs, OEMS and Innovators benefit from MICA?
  • How join MICA?
  • Questions and Answers, Next Steps