INO is a private, nonprofit organization with two revenue streams:
INO invests the government funds it receives in developing technologies and solutions for industry.
INO leverages photonics to create new technologies and industrial opportunities. It performs three essential functions in the innovation chain:
When the time is right, INO’s goal is to transfer its existing technologies to interested parties, giving priority to Canadian companies. Whether it arises from internal research or collaborative efforts, intellectual property can be shared based on each party’s contribution, their expertise, and the market they serve, with a view to maximizing the benefits for Canada.
See the economic benefits INO has generated over the past 30 years.
In fiscal 2019–2020, INO received $24.7 million from the provincial and federal governments for its internal research program.
Every year, the combined investment by both levels of government translates into a:
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 Bourret, D., S. Poitras and V. Abecia, “Études de retombées économiques 2020,” AECOM Consultants, November 2020.