Read A taste of news, views, and fresh ideas.


Fresh Ideas Create Value


If you are a researcher, inventor, technology based company or an entrepreneur Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION) is here to assist you.


IION, one of 17 Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) in Ontario, is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) and a member of the Northern Technology Alliance (NTA). IION’s region stretches North to Temiskaming Shores, South to Muskoka, West to West Nipissing and East to the Quebec Border; roughly 42,000 square kilometres.


IION is co-located at Canadore College and Nipissing University in North Bay. Being co-located presents the optimal setting to facilitate innovation. IION works collaboratively with a variety of strategic partners within the ONE to foster innovation and accelerate growth.


IION provides:

  • Business advisory and mentoring services
  • Direction and guidance on public and private funding including connections to angel investor networks
  • Connections to sector, financial, or legal experts
  • Access to market intelligence(
  • Promotes strategic business partnerships
  • In-house funding opportunities (Funding Opportunities Tab)
  • Educational workshops and events
  • Near North Resource Alliance: client/ecosystem support group (Under News and Events Tab)


 Take advantage of what Innovation Initiatives Ontario North has to offer and contact us today!


  • January Lunch & Learn

    December 19, 2014

  • The Year in Ideas: TED Talks of 2014

    December 18, 2014

  • Leaders of the Day

    December 8, 2014

    Leaders of the Day is a cutting-edge, wilderness training institute, renowned for our programming excellence and innovative approaches to experiential learning.We specialize in wilderness skills trainings for Teachers and other Educators as well as world-class, leadership programming and back-country expeditions for high-school and university students. Through our unique partnerships with other Canadian learning institutions, we
    Continue Reading…