International Minerals Innovation Institute

Uniting the organization under a single identity for its second decade

July 18, 2022

Saskatoon, SK (Canada) – The International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) has adopted a new and
updated visual identity for its second decade. The rebranding takes effect immediately, with the new
logo being supported by an updated website and promotional materials for IMII’s signature programs
and events. The rebranding is being undertaken to build a unified identity for the IMII as it continues its
work in building innovation capacity for Saskatchewan’s minerals industry.

Formed in 2012, the IMII was established by the Government of Saskatchewan and the province’s major
minerals companies and post-secondary institutions in response to the demand for more qualified
people for the province’s potash and uranium industries. In addition to this continuing focus on
education and training, the IMII has supported diversity and inclusion projects to help its member
companies build innovative workforces representative of the communities in which they operate and
applied research and technology development projects to help bring innovations into use. In all, IMII has
supported more than 50 projects worth more than $20 million in its first decade.

“IMII’s members can continue to expect a focus from the organization on its purpose of IMII,” say Al
Shpyth, Executive Director. “IMII serves as an Innovation Steward to strengthen the Saskatchewan
minerals industry’s competitiveness and growth through Research, Development &
Demonstration and Education & Training to drive the future’s Qualified & Representative Workforce,
and IMII’s new visual identify will carry through all we do on our members’ behalf.”

Media Contact:
Al Shpyth, Executive Director, IMII
Phone: (306) 668-2057
[email protected]

About IMII:
The International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) is a unique innovation supporting network of
mining companies, government departments and agencies, and post-secondary and research
institutions, jointly funded by its minerals industry members and the Government of Saskatchewan
through Innovation Saskatchewan. It exists to deliver innovations that matter to mining in

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