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.

Call For Proposals Status

The Call for Proposals (CFP) is now closed. The MICA Network is currently reviewing the proposals received and will be in touch with applicants in the coming weeks.


There are some overarching requirements in order to apply for leverage funding:

  1. Must be a member in good standing with the MICA Network (minimum SME Level1).
  2. Must be incorporated pursuant to the laws of Canada, carrying on business in Canada and have a presence in Canada.
  3. 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:

  1. Submission of an Initial Application
  2. Approval to advance to Full Application
  3. Submission of Full Application
  4. Approval of Full Application