Saskatoon - Twenty industry representative from 5 major mining companies in Saskatchewan met yesterday with 39 researchers to find pathways to solutions for specific R&D challenges. Prior to the event industry submitted questions which were discussed in 21 workshops throughout the day.
The event was jointly hosted by Innovation Enterprise and the International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) in collaboration with the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. As a result of the workshops, researchers have submitted 55 applications to explore research collaboration opportunities. All applications will be reviewed by the mining companies and funding will be made available to those selected for further discussion/collaboration.
AIMday Minerals 2017 was the first AIMday in North America and it was well received by both industry and academia. Innovation Enterprise plans to host an AIMday periodically targeting different sectors.