Traditionally, the mining sector has had challenges in adopting technology. 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, alternative tailings treatment technologies, and battery powered and connect mining vehicles.
Access Our Equipment
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.
For a complete list of equipment pieces, we have available, click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
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
- Assessing new technologies to improve productivity
- Guiding the selection of specialized technical equipment
- Assisting the implementation of a new technology
- Providing market and business/competitive intelligence
*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)
Advisory Board Members
Manager of Investment and Business Development at the City of Greater Sudbury
General Manager of Ethier Sand and Gravel Ltd
Manager of Innovation at Laurentian University
Founder and CEO of Covergalls Inc.
Senior Engineer at Vale Ltd and Founder of Diversity STEM
Business Development and Commercialization Manager at Ontario Centres of Excellence
Manager at College & Community Innovation Program – Natural Science and Engineering Research Council
Manager, Centre for Smart Mining
(705) 566-8101 Ext. 6255
(705) 566-8101 Ext. 6255