IION's Funding


The Triple-P program assists innovative Small to Medium Sized Enterprises with up to $10,000 towards technology or equipment purchases related to productivity, prototype or process improvements.


Step Forward Entrepreneurs Program

The SFEP’s goal is to enhance innovation and commercialization for Small to Medium Sized Enterprises with up to $10,000 in assistance for sales and marketing, product development or business enhancements. Emphasis will be placed on companies who identify business growth opportunities and are looking to reach new markets and expand sales.


Innovative Manufacturing and Facilitation Program

Applications are closed. Funding is tapped out for this program.

The IMFP assists incorporated for-profit companies and is intended to enhance the adoption of advanced manufacturing technology innovation, increase the capabilities of companies to accelerate commercialization and introduce companies to advanced manufacturing expertise & facilities locally. Applicants are eligible for $5,000 in non-repayable funding to cover the costs of technical expertise, facility usage and professional fees that relate to Prototyping, Machining & Fabrication, Continuous Improvement/Consulting with approved contractors.



Applications for icSTAMP will open February 4th, 2019. The next session will run from May 6th to October 25th, 2019.

IION-Canadore – Skills Training in Advanced Manufacturing and Production (icSTAMP) is a 6-month (May to October 2019) paid placement which combines practical experience and soft skills training through educational and experiential learning in an applied research and development environment.

Youth Entrepreneurship Placement Program

Applications are closed. Funding is tapped out for this program. This webpage will be updated when funding becomes available again. 

A 16-week placement program that matches an innovative company with a high-potential youth (18-29) to advance company projects. The company provides mentorship, the youth provides skills, IION provides wage support and training. Win-win-win.

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