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NOIC is an active partner to motivated businesses and entrepreneurs in Northwestern Ontario, providing tailored resources and hands-on business support. Through personalized support and a deep understanding of our client’s goals, NOIC actively supports innovative businesses, accelerating their growth and success. NOIC’s programming, funding, services, and advisory team help NWO businesses achieve their goals, driving economic growth and diversity in the region.

Programs & Resources

Rural Innovation Fund - The RIF grant program supports Northwestern Ontario towns and Indigenous communities with a population less than 3000 in adopting innovative approaches to identified gaps within

Kenora and Rainy River Accelerator Fund - The KRRAF grant program is open to businesses in the Kenora and Rainy River districts only. Startups and mature companies are eligible to apply, and

Regional Connectivity - NOIC is the regional champion for improving connectivity in Northwestern Ontario communities, both high-speed and cellular. With over $44mil in funding awarded in 2022, NOIC

Get There - Get There is a grant program for businesses looking to attend important tradeshows and conferences to grow sales and partnerships. While having a booth or

Next Level - Next Level is a grant program for businesses looking to access new markets. Eligible expenses include marketing, equipment and late-stage product development costs.

Youth Effect - Youth Effect provides youth (18-29) with experiential learning and training with local businesses, focusing on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in Northwestern Ontario. The program takes

Costarter - Costarter is a 12-week intensive accelerator program providing $18,000 in non-dilutive start-up funding, experienced advisors and mentors, workshops, and connections to investors and government funding

ProtoZone Program - So you have an innovative idea! Now all you need is to get made. That's not a simple task but luckily for you, the ProtoZone program

Trailblazer Program - The Trail Blazer program is a program for early-stage startups. The program is designed to take you through the necessary steps to identify your market and validate

Contact Info

Box 398, 2400 Nipigon Rd.
Thunder Bay, ON
P7C 4W1

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