INNOVATION SUPPORT

Engage with a vibrant network that needs your skills, programs and services.

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Join a strategic community all focused on natural products. Innovation Support Members come from government departments or agencies; consultants or professional service providers; facilities or platform providers; incubators & accelerators; and not for profit associations.

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Whether they need to augment a management team, validate a product, or refine a business plan, our Commercialization Programs provide up to $100,000 to help Canadian start-ups, SMEs and research institutes reach the next milestone.

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When you join the Cluster, you can demonstrate your expertise, programs or services through custom content and other engagement opportunities. Talk to us about our Partner Program.

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We’ve helped over 600 start-ups and SMEs find the information, program, expert, consultant or capital they need to advance their natural product or technology.

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Are you the right fit?

We are focused on naturally-derived solutions in a broad number of areas, including:

Events

Social Media Selling

January 28, 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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Understanding SR&ED Investment Tax Credits

March 4, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Online

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The Artful Science of Pitching

October 20, 2020

Video Available On Demand

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News

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 overwhelming, but it’s an e…

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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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NPC helps five Canadian companies pursue growth plans during COVID-19

Businesses create natural products to address a range of challenges including health and animal health and bioplastics

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NPC participates in Partake’s $4M raise

Natural Products Canada (NPC) is pleased to announce it has invested in Partake Brewing, an award-winning non-alcoholic craft beer.

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Canadian Coalition for COVID-19 releases 51 promising nanobodies

Coalition uses ‘open source biology’ to attract global collaborators 

A coalition of Canadian companies has published 51 an…

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Building a Brand Strategy

Dan Schmitt is a veteran of the CPG world who has launched over 200 brands. NPC was very pleased to host Dan for a webinar filled w…

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Research centre offers full meal deal for innovators

A high-tech research facility provides the expertise, equipment and more to help bio-based product developers

The Bio-Industrial Pro…

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Having your HR house in order is key to risk management

Clear and complete HR tools and policies can alleviate costly risks to your business and make your company more attractive to funders a…

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Getting Maximum IP From R&D

For many companies, a strong IP portfolio that covers key markets is their most valuable asset. Noel Courage and Don Bocchinfus…

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Canadian coalition prepares to share research that could help against COVID-19

For immediate release

A Canadian group of companies is days away from sharing their research results with the global scientific comm…

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Getting it Right the First Time

What investors and retailers look for as you take your product to market

When launching a brand, start-ups can make a few common mis…

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Career Opportunity! Regional Director

We’re looking for a Regional Director for Quebec. This bilingual position plays an important role in our efforts to help advance na…

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NPC invests in Bast Fibre

NPC is pleased to announce its latest investment: Bast Fibre Technologies Inc (BFTi). BFTi is helping manufacturers develop disinfectin…

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ALL NEWS

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • …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

  • 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

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