Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION) is a Regional Innovation Centre that assists innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing companies develop and scale. IION works collaboratively with a variety of strategic partners throughout the province to promote client growth and help to position them for future success.
IION is located at Canadore College in North Bay and proudly 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 assists businesses to grow through multiple processes of constant innovation, helping to enable the creation of new opportunities, valuable Intellectual Property, and their translation into successful commercial outcomes.