International Minerals Innovation Institute

Innovators Found – Ten technologies Invited to Pitch at IMII’s DEMOday 2024

Innovators Found – Ten technologies Invited to Pitch at IMII’s DEMOday 2024 In December, IMII put out a call on behalf of its minerals industry members – BHP, Cameco, Fission Uranium, Nutrien, and The Mosaic Company, looking for technologies to help sustainably feed and fuel the world. “IMII’s minerals industry members’ interest in the technology […]

The Saskatchewan Minerals Industry: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

The Saskatchewan Minerals Industry: Turning Challenges into Opportunities *Photo courtesy of Cameco Corporation When the Saskatchewan minerals industry encounters a challenge, it has an impressive tendency to turn it into an opportunity for growth and improvement. Here are the main challenges and opportunities our minerals industry is facing today.   Technological Change in the Minerals […]

The Saskatchewan Minerals Industry is Full of Innovative Problem Solvers

The Saskatchewan Minerals Industry is Full of Innovative Problem Solvers Photo of SafeBox™ in action Like any industry, the minerals industry is facing growth and adapting to challenges all the time. However, the minerals industry is unique in its embrace of these challenges and calls for growth, seeking to:  Reduce operating costs and the costs […]

SIMSA, IMII, and Partners Further Culture of Innovation in Saskatchewan Mining

SIMSA, IMII, and Partners Further Culture of Innovation in Saskatchewan Mining The International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) and Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA) were pleased to co-host a DEMOday 2024 Launch event on January 18, 2024, the first of three days centred on innovation in mining. A mining hackathon followed on January 19th […]

Investing in Innovation for Sustainability

Investing in Innovation for Sustainability IMII – Working to expand the technological base for clean power and heat in the minerals industry The IMII is the innovation supporting network for Saskatchewan’s minerals industry, including its world class potash industry. Since 2021, IMII has been part of the industry’s efforts in finding low carbon solutions to […]

You Can’t Solve New Problems With Old Solutions: Innovation at IMII 

You Can’t Solve New Problems With Old Solutions: Innovation at IMII Photo credit: BHP, Jansen project. The first instance of mechanized shaft sinking in the world, where BHP worked with partners to leverage the latest technology and innovative solutions while constructing two 1,000-metre deep shafts to access the underground ore body at Jansen. The minerals […]

IMII funding Virtual Reality Equipment for Morris Interactive’s Indigenous Pre-employment program for potash mining

IMII funding Virtual Reality Equipment for Morris Interactive’s Indigenous Pre-employment program for potash mining Supporting indigenous Success in Industry Saskatoon, SK – The International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) is pleased to announce an investment of $11,000 to fund the purchase of Virtual Reality equipment for Morris Interactive’s Indigenous Pre-employment program, Digital Transformation in Potash Mining. The program […]

Applications open for IMII’s DEMOday and Innovation Award 2024

Applications open for IMII’s DEMOday and Innovation Award 2024 New technologies can receive financial support for development and deployment, and be recognized by world-class minerals companies as innovation award winners Saskatoon, SK – Applications are now open for the IMII’s DEMOday and Innovation Award 2024. DEMOday invites innovators, be they inventors, start-ups, or supply chain companies, […]

The Role of Technology and Virtual Reality in Saskatchewan’s Minerals Industry

The Role of Technology and Virtual Reality in Saskatchewan’s Minerals Industry Technological advancement is at the heart of the minerals industry, especially in Saskatchewan. We are rich in mining resources, so it’s only natural that we would become a hub for the innovation that drives the industry forward globally. Here in Saskatchewan, we’re seeing and […]