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FPInnovations, CMIC sign MoU

June 16, 2016
By Andrew Macklin

June 16, 2016 - FPInnovations and the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) are pleased to announce that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a partnership and a framework for information exchange for the benefit of their respective members and industries.

“We are very excited about this agreement, as it allows both FPInnovations and the CMIC to tap into a broader network of ideas and innovators from another segment of the natural resources sector,” said Pierre Lapointe, president and CEO of FPInnovations. “This MoU exemplifies how innovative research and technologies can fuse industries together and unite them as leaders in responsible natural resource development and innovation.”

This three-year agreement, which took effect on June 9 of this year, includes facilitating exchanges to increase knowledge, establishing a common approach for a natural resources innovation strategy, and evaluating options to facilitate access to new technologies suitable to their industry.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with FPInnovations to promote cooperative relations and exchanges, and work together to advance our individual industries and Canada’s natural resources sector as a whole,” said Carl Weatherell, Executive Director and CEO of CMIC. “This agreement is an example of collaborative innovation for the greater benefit of our respective members and stakeholders alike.”

The accord specifically aims to create synergy in the area of natural resources through innovation, and to establish collaborative projects beneficial to both the Canadian mining and forest industries.

Potential cooperation and collaboration will take place in the following areas, but not limited to: transport/logistic, road construction, environmental stewardship, low grade energy recovery, exploration and communication.

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