Your accelerator for transformative change
Traditionally, the mining sector has had challenges in adopting technology and deviation from established practices is often viewed as unduly expensive.
Based in the international mining capital of Sudbury, Canada, The Centre for Smart Mining (CSM) de-risks and demystifies new technologies. Hundreds of companies are seeking entry to the mining sector and the CSM can be their gateway.
The CSM facilitates new technology adoption in the mining sector. We focus on mining technology companies as a main client base and the mining end users. Our areas of expertise include digital technologies, underground communications, mechatronics engineering, battery powered and connect mining vehicles and alternative tailings treatment technologies.
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Our labs offer an array of equipment for businesses to use, from mechanical prototyping equipment to electronic prototyping and testing equipment. Access our equipment to help grow your business.
Industrial Battery Electric Vehicle Maintenance Course
Up-skill your in-service heavy-duty equipment technicians with the new Industrial Battery Electric Vehicle Maintenance course that we offer. Learn to safely and efficiently adopt and maintain BEV equipment.
The Interactive Visit program provides eligible Canadian companies with up to 20 hours of specialized technical, business and commercialization assistance for a small fee. The program unlocks access to the CSM’s wide-ranging expertise and equipment.
Potential Interactive Visits include:
- Providing access to cutting-edge technology a company doesn’t have in-house
- Guiding the selection of specialized technical equipment
- Assisting the implementation of a new technology
- Providing market and business/competitive intelligence
Please Note: Companies wishing to take advantage of the Interactive Visit Program must be existing clients of NRC-IRAP and must be referred by an [IRAP] Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA)
Cambrian R&D and Sofvie Forge Long-lasting Partnership
Partnerships are like a fine wine; they get better with age. In November 2019, we started an applied research project with Sofvie Inc., a Sudbury-based…
We’ve partnered with dozens of partners on transformative projects. Here’s a shortlist of some recent collaborations.
General Manager, Ethier Gravel and Sand Ltd.
Manager of Innovation and Commercialization, Laurentian University
Founder and CEO, Covergalls Inc.
Senior Engineer, Vale Ltd., Founder of Diversity STEM
Business Development and Commercialization Manager, Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)
Program Manager, Northern Sciences and EngineeringCouncil of Canada (NSERC)
Cheryl Hart, CPA, CMA
CEO Principal Partner, ONTASK Strategies
Arina Bragança Moraes
Application Engineer, Siemens
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