Vision, Goal and Objectives

Our Vision

The vision of IION is to be the leading regional champion for the adoption and acceleration of innovation and technology.

Our Goal

IIONs overall goal is to increase the volume and velocity of economic growth among both start-ups and existing SMEs through active expansion of client access, and by identifying and aligning commercialization and other economic development resources available at a regional level.


  • Continuously creating and upgrading programs and services that promote innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Accelerate client growth by providing access to high quality advisory services and connecting entrepreneurs and companies with funding, talent and partnering opportunities
  • Improve the efficacy of the Near North Resource Alliance as a collaborative network of industry, academic and government partners, resulting in long term economic growth.