Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA) Network
MICA is a national innovation ecosystem initiative designed to modernize mining and improve its productivity and environmental performance, strengthen the Canadian mineral supply chain and increase the domestic and export sales of Canadian innovators.

Canada’s mining sector is a crucial part of our economy, and the global demand for critical minerals is only adding to its potential. As countries around the globe shift toward net-zero, the mining sector will be relied upon to meet the rapidly increasing demand for those minerals. By accelerating the development and commercialization of innovative autonomous and clean technologies in the mining sector, the MICA initiative is expected to extend the operational lives of existing mines and reduce the time it takes to bring new mineral deposits into production, thereby positioning Canada as a global leader in sustainable mining as well as cleantech development.

UBC BRIMM is proud to be the MICA representative for British Columbia and Yukon Territory

UBC BRIMM engages the minerals industry innovation ecosystem to deliver applied research projects with mining companies, suppliers, other researchers and innovators. Our MICA focus for applied research and training of highly qualified professionals are in three themes:

Mining Microbiome
Sustainable Mine Energy Systems
Water Stewardship
Ore Body Knowledge

BRIMM is a key regional partner in the MICA Network.

For more information about UBC BRIMM and MICA, view our PowerPoint slide presentation (pdf) from the MICA launch event.

MICA membership
MICA offers membership to a wide range of individuals, organizations and businesses—from students to professionals, not-for-profits and associations to small- and large-scale companies. To learn more about MICA, including the benefits of membership, visit the MICA network website.

MICA officially launched with a kick-off event on November 17, 2021. View the MICA launch session one and session two videos. The session two video explains membership in detail.

MICA Annual Conference and Innovation Showcase
Join MICA at its Annual Conference and Innovation Showcase, November 14-16 in Toronto, Ontario. The mining industry faces a number of challenges now and in the near future. As a world leader in mining technology development, Canada is well positioned to further grow its position as the world mining technology leader. Come and hear directly from industry leaders as they discuss topics such as roadmaps and approaches to innovation, skills and jobs of the future, women in mining, a case for cleantech in mining and so much more! Register now.

Coming Soon – MICA Network Pan-Canadian second call for proposals

For more information, please visit micanetwork.ca or contact:

Janice Fingler
BC & Yukon Regional Lead – MICA Network
UBC Bradshaw Research Institute for Mineral and Mining