ORION is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering Ontario researchers, educators, and innovators. We facilitate ground-breaking discoveries by connecting research and educations institutions, regions and people across the province and providing our community with the digital tools and expertise they need, and advocating on their behalf.


ORION seeks to enable and support Ontario innovators in their efforts to make the world a better place.

Acting as a champion for the innovation community, ORION offers the critical infrastructure necessary for collaboration, providing researchers, educators and innovators with the tools and connections they need in order to make pioneering discoveries and much needed training and skills.

As a not-for-profit organization, our primary focus is the ground-breaking work of our community — and how we can help make it happen.

Together, we’re all partners in making Ontario a global leader in innovation.

ORION Strategy 2021-2024

  • ORION: Cultivating Purpose Icon
    Cultivating purpose and engagement within the industry

    Our commitment to transparency, equity and engagement enables an intentional balance between collaboration, inclusivity, operational excellence and focus. 

  • ORION: Supporting World Icon
    Supporting world class research, education and innovation platform

    ORION sustains and constantly advances the province’s shared essential research, education and innovation platform. We protect its value and performance, driven by world class standards and an ambition for equitable access. 

  • ORION: Building Trusted Partnerships Icon
    Building trusted community partnerships

    ORION connects Ontario’s research, education and innovation ecosystem through trusted, relevant community partnerships. We lead transparent, focused conversations to unify our voices for shared digital infrastructure. 

What does ORION do for Ontario?

ORION provides the infrastructure and digital tools critical for​:

  • Creating jobs and commercializing new discoveries and technology​
  • Collaborating in real-time to make impactful discoveries ​
  • Linking rural and remote communities​
  • Improving access to education and educational tools

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