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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.

Programs & Resources

Skills Development Placement Program - Applications are closed. Applications will open at the end of June 2022 for the September-December 2022 cohort.  The SDPP accelerates company growth projects by providing for-profit

iRAPID - IION-Research and Prototyping in Devlopment - The iRAPID program assists incorporated innovative Small to Medium Sized Enterprises with up to $10,000 towards product development/prototyping projects during the pre-commercialization stage.

Step Forward Entrepreneurs Program - The SFEP’s goal is to enhance innovation and commercialization for incorporated Small to Medium Sized Enterprises with up to $10,000 in assistance for sales and marketing, product

Triple-P - 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

Contact Info

60 Commerce Crescent
North Bay, ON

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