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.



 The iRAPID program assists innovative Small to Medium Sized Enterprises with up to $10,000 towards R&D/product development projects during the pre-commercialization stage.


NEW - Step Forward Entrepreneurs Program (August 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021)

IION is pleased to provide companies with a new iteration of the Step Forward Entrepreneurs Program (SFEP) effective August 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. This program is meant help overcome the inertia and to assist the re-starting and acceleration of economic activity among innovative SMEs.


Entrepreneurship Development Program

Applications are closed. Applications will re-open in February 2021 for the May-August 2021 Cohort. 

EDP (formally known as YEPP) is a 16-week paid placement program that matches an innovative company with a high-potential participant to advance company projects.

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