The Canadian Mining Innovation Council

CIM Edmonton 2008
Stephen Lucas, , Ferri Hassani, Gordon Peeling, Jon Baird,
Abstract The Canadian mineral exploration, mining and related technology, service and supplier industries, working with academia, research organizations and governments, have created a new research and innovation network, the Canadian Mining Innovation Council (CMIC). CMIC is a consortium of industry, academic and government leaders whose purpose is to strengthen the competitiveness of a responsible Canadian mining industry by rebuilding mining research excellence across Canada.
The paper will discuss the reason beyond this initiative and the process to achieve the goals of this council which are;
- Increase mining research, innovation and commercialization efforts in order to strengthen Canada’s pre-eminent role as a global leader in mineral exploration, mining and knowledge-based services and technologies; and,
- Increase the supply of highly qualified graduates from mining and earth science faculties to meet the significant demand today and into the future of industry, governments and academia.

Keywords: Human Resources, Innovation, Mining industry, Research funding, Research and Development
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