Import Ionic2 component in Angular2 app



Is it possible to use Ionic2 components only in an existing Angular2 application?

Currently, I have an ng2 app, with @angular2-material/* and ng2-material component.
I use webpack to build the application (a clone from

I would like to use Ionic2 component (I know, I am loosing many great features provided by Ionic by doing only a ng2 app).

I tried a simple @Component .ts with

import { IONIC_DIRECTIVES } from 'ionic-angular';


        <ion-select [(ngModel)]="gender">
            <ion-option value="f" checked="true">Female</ion-option>
            <ion-option value="m">Male</ion-option>

but I have the following error
ORIGINAL EXCEPTION: No provider for Form!

My app is bootstrap from angular2 bootstrap() not ionicBootstrap() and I did not add any ionic provider. Should I? What/How? What am I missing?
Does ion-select need to be in a form?