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Boost your corporate innovation with connections to the latest natural products and technologies from across the country. 

Navigation and Insights

When you join the Cluster, you receive tailored information, introductions and guidance into Canada’s globally-recognized research, development and commercialization ecosystem.

Search the Database

Discover high-potential products, technologies and companies through the Cluster’s searchable database.

Investor Meetings & Events

Learn about screened products and companies at exclusive meetings and virtual events designed to connect you to the latest innovations across the country.

Innovation Scouting

Extend your innovation department at a fraction of the cost with NPC’s additional custom scouting services. You’ll find emerging products and up-and-coming technologies in Canada’s vibrant research and start-up scene.

Tackle Industry Challenges

NPC supports the Cluster with coordination of collaborative initiatives that tackle big challenges that impact multiple members. Examples may include  industry scans, white papers, pre-competitive research or other activities suggested by the members.

Learn from Industry Reports

Who are the movers and shakers in Canadian natural products? Where are the hotspots in research and development? What global trends are creating opportunities? Find out in the annual Industry Report. Exclusively for members of the Cluster.

A Cluster of Innovation

Find the solutions you need to keep your innovation pipeline flowing. The Cluster represents innovators from Canadian start-up and research communities who are keen to work with partners to take their novel product to market. 

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Where We’ve Invested

NPC began investing in March 2017, and has made 12 investments.
Select a company below to learn more.

Upcoming Events

'Better For You' Food & Beverage: Virtual Pitch Event

June 17, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Online

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Crop Inputs Virtual Pitch Event

April 15, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Online

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Microbiome Virtual Pitch Event

March 25, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Online

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Understanding SR&ED Investment Tax Credits

March 4, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Online

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Start-Up Showcase Virtual Pitch Event

February 18, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Online

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Power Up Productivity with BDC

February 11, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Online

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Social Media Selling

January 28, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Online

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ALL EVENTS

  • NPC introduced us to our sales broker – a powerhouse woman 20+ years in health retail who is generating sales and leads in weeks that we thought would take many months. And NPC has linked us into decision makers at extract companies that could represent a substantial opportunity for our company.

    Tracy Bell

    Millenia TEA Co-founder and CEO

  • Natural Products Canada has made a great impact on our business and the organization has a broad range of expertise from manufacturing advice to introductions to potential clients in their network. Their investment in Chinova has helped us commercialize and launch our products in the market and even hire employees to continue to scale and grow the business.

    Natasha Dhayagude

    CEO and Co-Founder, Chinova Bioworks

  • Natural Products Canada have been instrumental in helping my company, Ikkuma, develop and launch our innovative new beverage line Zero dB. Initially, Natural Products Canada provided sage advice regarding regulatory matters and made the intros to companies that could help us commercialize. NPC also, through the NCN network, provided an opportunity to pitch Zero dB to a wider audience and attract potential investment. For companies who are starting out and aiming to compete on the world stage, having a trusted partner like NPC is invaluable.

    Gary LeBlanc

    CEO, Ikkuma

  • Working with NPC has connected my company with expertise in the natural products space enabling us to focus on projects that are most likely to succeed in the marketplace. Likewise, 3F Waste Recovery has benefitted from strategizing, developing milestones and concrete steps to take towards commercialization of our hydrolyzed cod collagen product.

    Ben Wiper

    President & CEO, SkinnyPig Enterprises

  • FREDsense Technologies has developed water quality products to ensure a safe environment and clean drinking water via detection of chemicals such as Arsenic and Lead. Natural Products Canada helped us by making an introduction to a foreign investor interested in this space. This investor has conducted due diligence for the past few months and has recently expressed their interest in investing in our company. We are currently in the negotiation process with this investor.

    David Lloyd

    CEO and Co-Founder, FREDsense Technologies Corp.

  • Meeting NPC has been a significant benefit to my business. Within months of our first interaction, I was introduced to a company who was a perfect match for my expertise in business development and sales. The company is now a long-term client and we have a great working relationship. This intro is especially rewarding to me now that I have observed NPC’s sincere passion and dedication to helping this industry grow. They work tirelessly to find resources to help their members, and are very particular about the introductions they make. It’s inspiring to be part of that.

    Jenny Motkaluk

    Cumula

  • …the impact of NPC investment and support of CanBiocin has been game changing. CanBiocin has now positioned itself to be an attractive ingredient supplier to world leading companies such as Diana Pet Foods (France), Nestle Purina (USA) and Ziwi Pet (New Zealand). The ongoing role of NPC for the growth and diversification of Canada’s natural products sector is not to be taken for granted.

    Jake Burlet

    CEO, CanBiocin

  • NPC has been one of our most valuable partners in launching Indezone Energy. Through constant feedback and by facilitating events and introductions to relevant experts, they helped us drive progress and establish our network in the natural health space. NPC has further provided critical support by financing our inventory, allowing us to scale our annual sales to over $100,000 organically after just one year.

    Altair Ioffe

    CEO, Ioffe Biotechnologies Inc.

Testimonials

News

What 5 start-ups learned from the experts

There’s no end to the things that entrepreneurs need to think about to move their business from idea to full-blown success.

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Influencer Marketing Webinar Video

Influencer Marketing is a multi-billion dollar industry. There’s no denying the power of influencers to help brands raise awareness and…

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Natural Products Canada invests in ‘1-2 punch on protein crisis and global warming’

Halifax, Nova Scotia

April 22, 2021

Natural Products Canada (NPC) is pleased to announce its investment in DeNova Inc, a Halifax-…

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NPC Supports Three More Canadian Start-Ups

Companies show diverse scope of the demand for natural in everything from nutrition and fragrance to animal feed.

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Food Edge delivers powerful menu for Canadian food start-ups

Friends of NPC can enjoy the full event on May 4 & 6 with a special discount of 25% off 2-day passes.

Food Edge is focused o…

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Natural Products Canada Launches New $50M Investment Fund

NPC Ventures focuses on early-stage Canadian companies addressing the growing demand for alternatives to synthetic products

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Pitch Decks for Start-Up Showcase

Thanks for your interest in the Start-Up Showcase. You can find all of the presentation decks and the videos from each event below.

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Scaling for growth: insights from BDC

One of the ways NPC helps Canadian companies achieve their potential is by linking them to important resources across the country….

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NPC releases snapshot of Canada’s natural and functional food landscape

Natural Products Canada is pleased to present a snapshot of Canada’s natural nutrition industry. Game Changers: Companies, products…

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NPC program helps pasta maker expand US presence

Chickapea is one of the latest recipients of NPC’s Executive Talent Program, a unique source of funding that fills critical gaps in t…

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Natural Products Canada Brochure

Please contact us to learn more about any of the companies included in the brochure and many other Canadian companies that we work with…

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NPC announces 2021 virtual pitch events

NPC is pleased to announce new opportunities to connect Canadian innovations with investors, corporations and other strategic partn…

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A clear plan for social media selling success

Now more than ever, you need to leverage social for your business

The world of social media can be …

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Changes to NPC Commercialization Programs

Increased funding limits and easing of repayable amounts

NPC is pleased to announce changes to its Commercialization Programs in lig…

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Investment opportunities in the insect industry

A panel of experts discuss the opportunities and challenges in the quickly evolving insect industry

The concept of insects as a …

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Presentations for November 19

Thanks for your interest in the Natural Pet Products Virtual Pitch event. The companies did an excellent job.

And many thanks to Pa…

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The Artful Science of Pitching

Coach/advisor/investor reveals the key elements of presenting your business plan to attract capital and strategic partners

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Growing a business in a pandemic

Three start-ups share lessons on raising capital, landing deals and looking after their teams and communities during COVID-19

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Virtual meeting creates real connections

Our 4th annual Investor Meeting with Nutrition Capital Network looked a little different than previous editions, but the commitment to …

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Natural Products Canada and Nutrition Capital Network host 4th annual investor meeting

Virtual investor meeting showcases 15 Canadian investment opportunities in food and nutrition

Natural Products Canada and Nutrition …

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