IION is currently launching our Step Forward Entrepreneurs Program at www.worthacheque.ca Up to $5000 of funding is available to eligible businesses.
Welcome to IION
Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION) is a Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) located in North Bay at Nipissing University /Canadore College. The location leverages synergies with the existing expertise at both Nipissing University and Canadore College campuses. IION is leading a local/regional resource alliance serving clients within the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE).
IION’s service district covers roughly 42,000 square kilometres extending North to Temiskaming Shores, South to the Muskokas, East to the Quebec border, and West to Sturgeon Falls.
We’ve identified opportunities in a wide range of target areas: advanced manufacturing, aerospace and mining support engineering, health care opportunities, agriculture, green environmental eco technology, forest bioproducts including natural products, resource management, project management, policy development, and a new cluster in IT.
Always client driven, IION provides:
- expert sector business advisory services
- strategic planning
- connector services for the resources required for growth and economic development
- due diligence and in some cases limited project management.
IION, is part of the Northern Technology Alliance which is a collaborative network of organizations from across the major centres in Northern Ontario, designed to help clients commercialize their ideas. Whether you’re an innovator, a technology-based business-person, entrepreneur or researcher, IION will give you a competitive advantage.