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Laurentian University

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Laurentian University shares Sudbury’s vision “to become the national centre of excellence in mining innovation – education, research, technology, and commercialization – by energetically building on acknowledged strengths in mineral exploration, mining engineering, robotics, and environmental sciences.” Laurentian University hosts 6 Canadian Research Chairs, 9 Mining Research Centres, 7 mining-related graduate programs at the M.Eng., M.Sc., and Ph.D. level, and generates on average 3.3 million dollars in research grants and contracts per year in mining-related research, thereby creating in excess of 100 high level research positions in Sudbury alone. This research capacity puts Laurentian University amongst the top university-based mining research institutions.

Laurentian University – Goodman School of Mines

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The Goodman School of Mines was created to help Canada meet the impending employment shortfall in the mining industry that is estimated to be between 60,000 and 130,000 new workers by 2020, many of which will require a university degree. Our vision is to be The University for the development of world-class credentials in the five key areas that define the mining cycle: Mineral Exploration, Project Feasibility, Mine Development, Mine Closure and Monitoring and in the three key areas in society–People and Community, Environment and Ecology, and the Economy–that are impacted by it.The Goodman School of Mines is mandated to:
Expand interdisciplinary majors and minors, thereby enhancing the skills of future professionals in mineral exploration and mining, in areas such as occupational health and safety, Indigenous relations, mining management and finance;
Drive the creation of executive programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in modular, short-course or distance education formats, and other delivery mechanisms as opportunities may arise;
Formalize new provincial, national and international alliances with other post-secondary institutions, including an International Network of Schools of Mines with Laurentian serving as a major hub;
Double enrolment in mining related programs by 2020.

Lloyd Research Group Inc

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Lloyd Research Group, based in Sudbury, is Microsoft’s only business solutions Partner located in Northern Ontario. Specializing in business information systems consulting and over 25 years of experience, Lloyd Research Group aims to make business processes simpler and more user friendly with key solutions in the areas of:

• Accounting, field service and sales force automation solutions
• Powerful Quality Health and Safety (QHSA) management
• Self-serve web portals including: customer service and partner (agent) portals

Their expertise lies in designing business management solutions and bringing simplicity to the selection and implementation process. Their goal is maximizing productivity as well as return on investment for their customers when making strategic technology purchases. LRGI are experts who use a proven approach to the selection and implementation of solutions for small to medium sized businesses which allows them to function more effectively and realize better results while growing to new heights. LRGI will help you to manage your risk while scaling up your operations.

Known for excellence in customer service and certified as a Microsoft Dynamics partner, LRGI helps customers choose the right accounting (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. Lloyd Research Group has the right solutions for your business and will help you find them.

Markey Consulting

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Markey Consulting provides business, economic development and marketing support services to private and public sector clients.  Specializing in event planning and coordination, Markey Consulting can assist you with trade show logistics, conferences, client appreciation events, golf tournaments, fundraisers, launches, grand openings and other corporate events.

Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC)

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The Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC) is a not-for-profit organization created to fill industry’s need for practical welding expertise. MaJIC was founded on the campus of Northern College with its world-renowned Welding Engineering Technology program.  Over the program’s 25 years of continuous operation, the college has provided industry leading companies globally with top rated welding engineering professionals. By providing a range of services, combining technical expertise with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, MaJIC plays a vital role in Canada’s leading industry sectors by helping companies to enhance productivity and quality, meet regulatory requirements, and improve safety. MaJIC provides a full range of material or metallurgical testing capabilities, including qualification testing and failure analysis. With a fully equipped lab, you can expect quick and accurate results every time. Our technical staff has the expertise to not only interpret the results but also to provide you with pragmatic, cost effective solutions to identified problems. As part of MaJIC’s mandate of promoting the advancement of welding in industry, retained welding engineering will supplement the research, laboratory, and field services already in place. MaJIC prides itself in helping small and mid-sized organizations to maintain certificates, and improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of welding in their operations.  


Contact: Jeff Molyneaux      

Title: Executive Director/ CEO


Phone: (705) 567-6411



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MIRARCO (Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation) has been developing innovative solutions for the mining industry and its challenges. It is a not-for-profit corporation that operates with support from the private and public sectors. The driving force behind MIRARCO is a dedicated workforce made up of experienced professionals and students at all levels of post-secondary education. Through our unique position as a hybrid organization, combining academic and professional dynamics, we help advance innovative and applied research.

MIRARCO is engaged in five core research domains:

  • Geohazard Assessment and Risk Mitigation (GRC)
  • Mining Safety Research and Risk Management (MSR)
  • Ventilation and Production Optimization (VPO)
  • Energy, Renewables and Carbon Management (ERCM)
  • Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Communities (OCCIAR)

National Bank

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National Bank was established 152 years ago and presently has over 20 thousand employees and over C$180 Billion in assets , it is the 6th largest bank in Canada and according to Bloomberg Market Magazine (June 2012 edition) it was ranked the 5th strongest bank globally.
National Bank is a dominant and established bank in the Quebec market however its reach and presence in the rest of Canada is targeted at select markets that they are able to best provide its integrated group of comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations, while offering specialized services elsewhere in the world. It is an active player on international markets and, through our subsidiaries, are involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management, as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management.
National Bank offer innovative supply chain solutions to its clients whether it is $100 thousand or over $100 Million. These solutions include such things as a supplier payment program, receivables factoring at traditional bank rates, fuel and foreign exchange hedging that is considered to be best in class. The Bank also recently launched a business transfer financing program to Ontario which caters to those who may be seeking a way to transition their business to children or to those of who are seeking to raise capital to buy a synergistic business but may have limited financial resources.

Near North Customs Brokers

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Near North Customs Brokers Inc. (formerly George A. Gray Customs Brokers Limited) has been serving the needs of the mining and trades community for more than half a century. Our focus is on a full range of trade-related services required by companies involved in international transport, from import & export Customs Brokerage to Air & Ocean Freight Forwarding services to export document preparation.

Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation

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Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization funded through Industry Canada and FedNor. Nickel Basin’s objective is to contribute to the success of local Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) by providing funding and advice, to promote economic growth and diversification that creates and maintains jobs in and around the City of Greater Sudbury. We provide financial assistance, in the form of repayable loans, loan guarantees, equity investments, or a combination of all three. If your chartered bank, credit union or Caisse Populaire cannot assist financially or not to the extent you need, Nickel Basin can help. Conversely, businesses that cannot obtain sufficient support from a traditional financial institution but have a viable business plan will be considered. We can assist with Working Capital for inventory and wages as well. Typically, our maximum contribution to any single project is $150,000; The North Eastern Ontario Network allows us to authorize loans of up to $500,000 and can be done on a term loan basis or preferred share issue.


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Founded in 1995, the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is a leading private, non-profit organization that empowers our clients, our staff, and our community partners to drive a culture of productivity, innovation, and life-long learning. As part of the Ontario Network of Excellence, NORCAT serves as Sudbury’s Regional Innovation Centre partnering with community stakeholders to help start and accelerate the growth of innovative companies. NORCAT is also focused on providing world-class programs, services, and resources to reduce injuries, save lives, and enhance productivity in the workplace and beyond. Finally, NORCAT operates a vibrant innovation hub to engage our clients, community, and key stakeholders by providing an environment that celebrates a culture of productivity, innovation, and life-long learning.