Canada provides $40M to create MICA Network

July 16, 2021
The Government of Canada has provided $40M to create the Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA) Network, whose primary partners include Saskatchewan Polytechnic; MaRS, which was founded by the University of Toronto; and the College of the North Atlantic. The MICA Network will be based in Sudbury, and connect mining clusters as well as mining companies and suppliers, academic and research institutions, and innovators. “[The funding] will help bridge the innovation-to-commercialization gap for the benefit of both Canadian mining companies and innovators by providing them with the tools, knowledge and expertise they need to meet the future demands for Canada's critical minerals,” said minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne. CBC | Canadian Mining Journal (ON)