About Us

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IION is a Regional Innovation Centres (RIC) serving in excess of 100 core clients from our North Bay, ON location. IIONs territory covers North to Earlton, South to Muskoka, West to West Nipissing and East to the Quebec border; roughly 42,000 square kilometres.


IION is a not-for-profit organization, a member of the Northern Technology Alliance, and is a proud member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). IION is strategically located in North Bay at Canadore College/Nipissing University. IION works collaboratively with a variety of strategic partners throughout the province, both outside and within the ONE.


IION is recognized as a high value provider of expert bilingual concierge services based on its broad knowledge of ecosystem resources. Our goal is to work to increase knowledge, education and practice of business innovation and entrepreneurial activity, and at all times being client driven.


IION has identified 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 as target opportunities.


IION provides expert sector business advisory services, strategic planning, connector services for the resources required for growth and economic development, project and company due diligence, and in some cases limited project management.