Who We Are
CEMI is Canada’s leading source of Mining Innovation.
We develop innovations to:
- Find more ore
- Mine ore more effectively and safely
- Generate more value from mines
- Get a more benign impact on the environment
Established in 2007, CEMI’s mandate is to lead step-change innovation by introducing new practices, procedures, tools, techniques and technologies to help generate a significant improvement in the performance of mines.
What We Do
CEMI’s approach is to lead and co-ordinate mining innovation and to help ensure that these innovations can be integrated into mining operations.
CEMI’s innovation focus is in 4 strategic technical mining categories – exploration, deep mining, improving mine productivity & operational performance and reducing the environmental impact & improving sustainability.
Essential to successful innovation is market acceptance. CEMI works to ensure that these mining innovations are commercially viable and achieve a level of operational integration into day-to-day mining activities.
Our approach is purposeful, to ensure innovations are sustainable and economically feasible for the mining industry.
Why We Do
CEMI understands that innovation is essential for the longevity of the metal mining industry
Mining Innovation will help to:
- Improve the cost-effectiveness of mining: utilize less time and fewer resources during the mineral production process to create measurable gains.
- Increase the rate of ore-body discovery: reduce the time from discovery to production.
- Manage the impact of mining on the environment: reduce the impact on the natural environment; clean mining technology to reduce the cost of long-term intervention; reduce attendant liabilities and accelerate final reclamation.
CEMI’s Innovation Equation
Every element of CEMI’s Innovation Equation is an essential building block to innovation
Each element helps to ensure the innovation is sustainable and economically feasible:
- Research (R): An essential component, it includes academic research for the identification of new ideas; and applied research to address practical applications.
- Demonstration (D): assures the application and workability of the idea.
- Implementation (I): addresses the operational viability of the innovation. It answers the question, “is it applicable in the real-world environment?”
- Commercialization (C): ensures that the innovation will be accepted or adopted by the mining operation. This final step is the proof of a successful innovation.
“82% of Evidence Network Survey respondents believe that CEMI contributed to their ability to innovate in the development of new products, processes or services”
Evidence Network Survey 2014