Critical Minerals Innovation Fund (CMIF)

Receive up to $500,000 in Critical Minerals Funding.

The Critical Minerals Innovation Fund (CMIF) will provide a total of $5 million to support innovation, economic growth, and the Made-in-Ontario supply chain. Ontario’s critical minerals sector will be strengthened and research and development will be enhanced through this program.

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Critical Minerals Innovation Fund (CMIF)

Amount of Funding

Successful applicants for the Critical Minerals Innovation Fund (CMIF) may receive up to 50% of eligible costs up to $500,000.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Critical Minerals Innovation Fund (CMIF)

Eligible Applicants

A candidate must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • It is a private company; and
  • Collaboration between a private business and a public academic or research institution, non-profit organization, or association. Collaborations involving two or more entities must be led by one entity, and funded by the other.
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Critical Minerals Innovation Fund (CMIF)

Eligible Activities

Project Eligibility requirements for candidates are as follows:

  • The project will take place in Ontario;
  • During the course of the project, innovative technologies, techniques, processes, or solutions related to any of the following key priorities will be researched, developed, and/or commercialized:
    • Chain of supply for batteries;
    • Mining and exploration at depth;
    • Recovering minerals; and
    • Supporting the critical minerals sector with innovative projects.
  • Funding for the project does not come from any other government program in Ontario.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Critical Minerals Innovation Fund (CMIF)

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