"The business of mining deep: below 2.5kms"

Ultra-Deep Mining Network

The Network

UDMN aims to become the leading expert in Ultra-Deep (below 2.5km) research and innovation and to solve the challenges that impact resource extraction in these environments. By supporting solution providers capable of creating the industry-needed tools and technologies in the short term, it will lead the way in helping ultra-deep mines to operate more effectively and safely, generate more value, improve the human environment and enhance mine productivity.

UDMN Factsheet

UDMN Project Booklet

Research Themes

Through this network there are four strategic themes:

Rock stress risk reduction; improve the control of stability in deep underground excavations

Energy reduction: the 40% Mine; improve the energy consumption profile of deep mines

Novel methods of material transport and productivity; increase the rates of development and production in mines

Improved human health; use human centered approach to improve environment in deep mines



UDMN 2.O Webinar

Date: Tuesday, March 20-2018 2:00 pm EST to 3:00 pm EST

The mining sector has challenges associated with Deep Mining. These challenges are shared with companies in the sector and these challenges can be addressed through research and collaboration, the UDMN is a mechanism to address and overcome these challenges. The UDMN is the nucleus that connects private sector leadership, government funding, and research at all levels to solve challenges associated with Deep Mining.  The UDMN 2.0 is aiming to solve business challenges associated with Excavation Stability, Rock Stress Risk Reduction, Energy Reduction, Underground Productivity, Improved Human Health, Human Machine Interaction and Smart Mining.

The Webinar is designed to answer key questions in regards to how the UDMN 2.0 will work and also how you can be a part of the network.

The Webinar will cover the following topics:

  1. Government Program Overview
  2. Ultra Deep Mining Network Overview
  3. How Funding Works (cost and resource sharing)
  4. Technical Themes
  5. Project Selection Process
  6. IP Strategy
  7. Management and Governance
  8. Membership Model
  9. Eligibility Criteria
  10. Benefits to Canada
  11. How to submit your letter of support (contact llee@cemi.ca for the package)
  12. Timelines (Expression of interest, full application, funding)
  13. Questions and Answers (email questions to llee@cemi.ca and they will be directed to the appropriate person)

The Information session consists of a conference call (Audio) and a web presentation (Visual)


Step 1: Access the Presentation through the following link (Visual – use phone for the voice)


In order for this to work please update your flash player on your chosen platform (Chrome, Firefox, etc)

Step 2: Sign in under guest with your name and company with the following

Access code: 6087846

Step 3: Call the conference line to listen to the audio portion of the presentation. (Audio)

Toll-free: 18773945901

Access Code: 6087846

Copies of the presentation will be circulated 30 minutes prior to the Webinar. If you have not already received a letter of support package, please let me know at your earliest convenience via a request to llee@cemi.ca.


  1. Submission of letters of support
  2. April 6-2018 (submission of a full application to the government)
  3. Fall 2018 – the announcement of winners and start of funding

Please contact llee@cemi.ca with any questions.

UDMN Symposium – December 12th, 2017 at Dynamic Earth

The 2nd Annual UDMN Symposium is being held on Thursday, December 12, 2017 in Sudbury, Ontario, for Network Members and invited guests. This is a private event.

The Symposium provides an opportunity for Network Members to share progress being made with their projects, to pitch results to industry leaders, to ask and have questions answered during networking breaks & panel discussions, as well as get important updates on the Network.

UDMN project: HAC Launch June 21st

Please join us to celebrate the official opening of the Hydraulic Air Compressor (HAC) Demonstrator at Dynamic Earth in Sudbury, Northern Ontario. Meet the HAC team, partners and sponsors for the grand opening, have a guided tour of the HAC, eat BBQ food and listen to a special briefing in the Atlas Copco theatre from the project leader, Dr. Dean Millar, entitled: What the heck is the HAC? Invitation

Multi Media Bar

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