The Crush It! Challenge – Application deadline fast approaching

2018-12-05

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is teaming up with Goldcorp and the Centre of Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) to find innovators with cleantech solutions in mining, particularly for crushing. The process of crushing and grinding rock consumes the greatest amount of energy throughout the mining cycle. It is both costly to companies and contributes to the industry's environmental footprint.

The Crush It! Challenge is an open call for innovators to submit their best ideas to improve the crushing and grinding process of rocks by reducing energy consumption and pollution. The top innovation will receive a $5 million grant.

The deadline to submit applications is January 15, 2019. Selected semi-finalists will attend the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention in Toronto, and present their fully realized technical project proposal at the Goldcorp #DisruptMining innovation event. Six finalists chosen by the Challenge Jury will receive $800,000 to build and test their cleantech solutions.

Are you up to the challenge? To find out if you're eligible to take part, download the Applicant Guide.

Apply now