By accelerating the event and commercialization of progressive autonomous and clear applied sciences within the mining sector, MICA is predicted to increase the operational lives of present mines and scale back the time it takes to deliver new mineral deposits into manufacturing.
MICA shall be headquartered in Sudbury, Ontario, and help the creation of 900 jobs and a minimum of 12 new companies. It should commercialize a minimum of 30 new services and products and generate inter-industry advantages by introducing non-mining applied sciences to the mining sector and vice versa.
MICA will rely closely on the personal sector for help, ultimately increasing its membership to over 350 companies and organizations throughout the nation.
MICA has the help of those main companions: the Bradshaw Analysis Initiative for Minerals and Mining, InnoTech Alberta, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, MaRS, Le Groupe MISA and the School of the North Atlantic.
“Supplying the demand for the minerals and metals wanted to advance the inexperienced transition to a low-carbon economic system is important, but when mines are to supply extra and accomplish that sooner, cheaper and extra sustainably, implementing innovation is important,” stated MICA president Douglas Morrison. “The MICA Community will assist mobilize investments, develop Canadian SMEs and set up Canada’s management position in addressing local weather change.”
In line with the Mining Association of Canada, the mining sector contributed C$109 billion, or 5%, to Canada’s GDP in 2019. It straight and not directly employs 719,000 Canadians, which represents roughly one in each 26 jobs in the nation.
(This text first appeared within the Canadian Mining Journal)