About IION

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 but 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.

IION provides:

  • 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

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Our Mission

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.

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