Access to Project Funding

One of the mandates of the MICA Network is to provide access to leverage funding for high-impact innovative clean technologies within one of the following four technical themes:

  • Increase Mine Production Capacity, at Lower Cost.
  • Reduce Mining Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions.
  • Implement Smart, Autonomous Mining Systems.
  • Reduce Environmental Risk and Long-Term Liabilities.

The investment in the projects is to advance made-in-Canada solutions, commercialize new, late-stage, high impact mining technologies and accelerate the number and scale of SMEs engaged in mining.

The Call for Proposals is now CLOSED

We would like to thank everyone who submitted a proposal.


There are some overarching requirements In order to apply for leveraged funding:

  • Must be a member in good standing with the MICA Network (minimum SME Level1).
  • Must be incorporated pursuant to the laws of Canada, carrying on business in Canada and have a presence in Canada.
  • Must have secured funding for the project to match the MICA investment.

Call for Proposal Process

All projects submitted for funding will be required to follow a detailed Call for Proposal Process (CFP). A CFP will be launched on specific dates with a timeline associated for submissions, evaluations and notification of applicants. Project submissions will only be accepted as a part of this formal process. Applications will not be considered outside of this process.

The Call for Proposal process will typically involve the following:

  • Submission of an Initial Application;
  • Approval to advance to Full Application;
  • Submission of Full Application; and
  • Approval of Full Application