Your accelerator for transformative change


Traditionally, the mining sector has had challenges in adopting technology and deviation from established practices is often viewed as unduly expensive.

Based in the international mining capital of Sudbury, Canada, The Centre for Smart Mining (CSM) de-risks and demystifies new technologies. Hundreds of companies are seeking entry to the mining sector and the CSM can be their gateway.

The CSM facilitates new technology adoption in the mining sector. We focus on mining technology companies as a main client base and the mining end users. Our areas of expertise include digital technologies, underground communications, mechatronics engineering, battery powered and connect mining vehicles and alternative tailings treatment technologies.

Access Our Equipment

Our labs offer an array of equipment for businesses to use, from mechanical prototyping equipment to electronic prototyping and testing equipment. Access our equipment to help grow your business.


Industrial Battery Electric Vehicle Maintenance Course

Up-skill your in-service heavy-duty equipment technicians with the new Industrial Battery Electric Vehicle Maintenance course that we offer. Learn to safely and efficiently adopt and maintain BEV equipment.

Interactive Visits

The Interactive Visit program provides eligible Canadian companies with up to 20 hours of specialized technical, business and commercialization assistance for a small fee. The program unlocks access to the CSM’s wide-ranging expertise and equipment.

Potential Interactive Visits include:

  • Providing access to cutting-edge technology a company doesn’t have in-house
  • Guiding the selection of specialized technical equipment
  • Assisting the implementation of a new technology
  • Providing market and business/competitive intelligence

Please Note: Companies wishing to take advantage of the Interactive Visit Program must be existing clients of NRC-IRAP and must be referred by an [IRAP] Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA)

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Advisory Board

Mike Andrighetti

General Manager, Ethier Gravel and Sand Ltd.

Gisele Roberts

Manager of Innovation and Commercialization, Laurentian University

Alicia Woods

Founder and CEO, Covergalls Inc.

Theresa Nyabeze

Senior Engineer, Vale Ltd., Founder of Diversity STEM

Kyle McCall

Business Development and Commercialization Manager, Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)

Kathleen Lorenzo

Program Manager, Northern Sciences and EngineeringCouncil of Canada (NSERC)

Cheryl Hart, CPA, CMA

CEO Principal Partner, ONTASK Strategies

Arina Bragança Moraes

Application Engineer, Siemens

Contact the Centre for Smart Mining

Full Name
Phone Number

Steve Gravel

Centre for Smart Mining
705-566-8101 Ext. 6255