INNOVATION INITIATIVES ONTARIO NORTH (IION)
IION is a Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) and a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE); a network of strategic regional and provincial partners that deliver programs and services to help entrepreneurs and established businesses grow and succeed.
IION is strategically located in North Bay at Canadore College/Nipissing University and serves the districts of Nipissing, Timiskaming, Parry Sound and Muskoka.
Innovation is defined as a new or refined product, process or service that creates economic value in terms of revenue and job creation.
- Business advisory & mentoring services
- Guidance on public and private funding programs
- Unique in-house funding programs
- Access to experts & resources
- Market research
- B-2-B Networking
- Near North Resource Alliance; a client focused economic development group
IION Service Area
IION‘s mission is to be the regional champion for the adoption and acceleration of innovation and technology by increasing the volume and velocity of economic growth through access to technology, alignment of commercialization opportunities, and navigation of available resources.