PROGRAMS

Strategic programs to support Canadian companies and research institutes.

Solid Plan. Strong Team. Validated Technology.

Natural Products Canada (NPC) delivers a suite of strategic programs and services to help promising Canadian natural products achieve their full growth potential.

Fast-Track to Financing

Many new ventures struggle to attract financial backers because of gaps in their business or commercialization plan. This program provides up to $25,000 to companies or research institutes to complete their planning to meet the criteria of public or private sources of capital.

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Executive Talent

Need a strategic addition to your team to get you past the next hurdle? Know what needs to happen to move you to the next level but don’t have the time or experience to tackle it? This program might be for you. It’s designed to help high potential companies achieve key commercialization milestones through the addition of an experienced executive to the leadership team. The program can cover as much as $125,000 towards an executive’s salary in their first year with the company.

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Proof of Concept Program

You need to validate your product before it can go to market or attract investors. But you’re too advanced for research funding, and too early for private capital. So where do you go? The Proof of Concept Program can help. It provides funds for companies and research institutions to demonstrate the commercial potential of natural products and technologies. It covers up to half of the project costs, to a maximum of $250,000.

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Need something else to help you take your natural product to market?

NPC will help you tackle your commercialization challenges with personal guidance and introductions to experts, service providers and other programs.

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Smart Capital

If you’re looking for investment, we’re here for you. But we do so much more! We help you prepare for due diligence, identify the right investors, and find the deal structure that’s best for your growth goals. Start Now! 

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News

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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NPC supports three more companies through its Commercialization Programs

A prebiotic beverage, a cricket farm, and a bioplastics company are the latest businesses to receive support from Natural Products Cana…

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International demand for The Cultured Coconut

The Halifax creator of traditionally-fermented organic coconut milk is experiencing new overseas sales during the pandemic.

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