Intellectual Property Ontario (IPON) is a provincial agency launched in 2022 by the Government of Ontario to provide trusted IP support and services to enable Ontario businesses and researchers to innovate and grow.
Do you have an idea, technology or invention and need help understanding how IP can protect and scale your business? IPON works directly with clients including industry, researchers, and entrepreneurs, to better understand how to protect and maximize the value of their IP, strengthen their capacity to grow, compete in the market, and advance the province’s economic growth.
Their services and support available for free to anyone include an on-demand basic IP education course and learning sessions that take place in-person or online. Client services includes funding for up to $25,000, one-on-one mentorship opportunities and numerous tailored services for innovators across the province.
To register your interest in becoming an IPON client for trusted IP services and support, click fill out the eligibility form (less than 5 minutes to complete). Applications will be reviewed as part of the next cohort later in 2023.
For more information on all supports and services and how to apply, visit www.ip-ontario.ca