MINED Open Innovation Challenge

This challenge offers Ontario university students a chance to solve a real-life mining challenge, win $15,000+ and gain invaluable exposure to industry leaders. 

Watch two videos featured at the 2018 competition finale, held at Art Gallery of Ontario on May 17, 2018.

Video highlights from the Dragons' Den syle finale coming soon.

2018 MINED Dragons

In 2018, the MINED "Dragons," who included Jon Gill, an Independent Director of Kirkland Lake GoldPatrick Merrin, Senior Vice President of Goldcorp's Canada Operations, and Peter Xavier, the Vice President of Glencore's Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations,, selected the following winners:

First Place ($15,000): Northern Mined Operations - Laurentian University
* Liam Anderson 
* Anthony Farrugia, 
* Michael Janakaraj
Second Place ($10,000): A Lasting Impact - Laurentian University
* Shivam Sharma

Third Place ($5,000): Better Built Belts - Queen's University
* Curtis Dykstra 
* James Fortune 
* Samuel Grant 
* Ryan Mahon 
* Jeff Wright

In addition, the $5,000 Audience Choice Prize went to Northern Mined Operations - Laurentian University.  Read more.

MINED2018 winners Left to right: Anthony Farrugia, Michael Janakaraj (First place and Audience Choice); Shiv Sharma (Second place); James Fortune and Samuel Grant (Third place)

The competition depends on the support of OMA members, including those who sponsored the May 17 event.

Thank you to 2018 AGM and MINED sponsors