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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 part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) ( and a member of the Northern Technology Alliance (NTA).


Co-located at Nipissing University and Canadore College in North Bay, 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.


Being co-located presents the optimal setting to facilitate innovation and is a short drive to Canadore College’s Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP). IION works closely with the ONE and the NTA 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!


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