Services

NPC is focused on aligning and optimizing the natural product commercialization ecosystem.

We do this through four key pillars:

connect

Link expertise and resources to overcome commercialization hurdles.

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evaluate

Assess products, technologies, and business opportunities

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accelerate

Advise and support activities that speed up commercialization

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invest

Help companies find and acquire the financial investment to get to the next level

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HOW WE HELP

See what our clients say about our programs and services.

"Being introduced to Stephen Ball couldn’t have come at a better time.  His strong bioscience background paired with business acumen will be immeasurably valuable to the growth and success of our small business.  Stephen has considerable expertise in the natural products sector as well as a wealth of connections for creating opportunities.  There’s no question that I couldn't have accomplished this on my own."

Linda Peers, Coconut Goodness Food Products Inc. (producer of The Cultured Coconut)

"I am writing to thank you for your assistance in the development of our business. In the short time, we have known each other you have made several contributions, including introducing us to an innovative new technology within Canada’s natural product ecosystem, and helping us connect to the Emergence Incubator program. Both have huge potential to help us in our commercialization process."

Bill Gardiner, GenCanBio

"Since our first meeting with NPC, I have relied on their experience, knowledge and network to help Mycodev develop its commercialization strategy. There is strength in numbers and for companies manufacturing products originating from nature, NPC offers a terrific support mechanism for these developing markets."

Brennan Sisk, Mycodev Group Inc

"Natural Products Canada's team has been a tremendous boost to our financing and business development efforts. As a Canadian Natural Products company in Canada developing a proprietary extraction technology we had been successful raising funds for our research and development but raising larger funds for commercialization was proving more challenging. Immediately NPC's team proactively helped make some critical introductions to both investors and prospective customers. In addition, NPC's team were quick to offer their guidance and advice on some international partnering structures and pricing arrangements. Within two months NPC were pivotal in helping us secure term sheets for financing and have become a valued resource for our business development efforts."

Sean Hodgins, Mazza Innovation

"I have a start-up business making natural and organic products. On understanding the science and appreciating the marketability, NPC took a serious and active interest in my business. NPC are providing mentorship and guidance, opening doors and facilitating relationships in helping to take my business to levels I could not have otherwise hoped to achieve. Professional and personable, their counsel and support have been impressive. Their technical and administrative knowledge, experience and breadth of expertise in concert with their deliberate and considerate approach is remarkable. NPC is an outstanding resource to Canadians."

Barry Munro, AquaMedia

"NPC was instrumental in establishing a meeting between a multinational organization and Nautilus Biosciences Canada. This initial meeting has developed into an on-going dialog and we anticipate that a contract will be executed in the near future. Such contracts are the lifeblood of our company and represent a significant milestone. I look forward to further interactions with the staff of NPC to examine new opportunities for growth at Nautilus."

Russell Kerr, Nautilus Biosciences

"Natural Products Canada has been key to our recent successes. Through their financial support we were able to significantly exceed the target of our recent financing campaign. With their input, we were able to strengthen our business plan. As part of their network, we are now “plugged-in” to the global natural products community. NPC represents a critical bridge that supports and enables an entrepreneur’s journey from minimum viable product to market adoption."

Rui Resendes, Fire Rein

"Protéines du Nord is a Quebec based company focused on commercializing added value products from fava beans from the Quebec Nordic region. NPC helped us connect with the right expertise and organizations in the Canadian natural products eco-system. Their support in selecting the best resources in regards to the challenges we were facing helped us save a lot of time. Following our initial collaboration with NPC, we also officially decided to incorporate our company in Quebec City. We look forward to continuing the collaboration with NPC!"

Karine Tremblay, Protéines du Nord

"NPC recently contacted Ovensa to offer their support in order to accelerate our developments and help overcome pre-commercialization challenges. They quickly put us in contact with a researcher from INAF (Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods). Ovensa is also discussing with NPC for other potential collaborations in the future. Thank you to NPC and their added value support!"

Stéphane Gagné, Ovensa Inc

"Despite its short history, NPC has been a valuable partner in our journey. They have been instrumental in making several important introductions to key players in both government and the private sector. They have connected us with consultants and have been guiding our firm through funding processes and executional details. And they have also helped us with business plans, strategic direction and have even made interesting new product suggestions, one of which we are pursuing."

Jorge Santos, Next Remedies
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connect

Connections are Critical.

NPC works with a wide range of collaborators across Canada and around the world to make sure everyone in the natural product commercialization ecosystem is connected to the people, expertise, and resources they need.

SMEs get experienced advice and guidance so they can avoid mistakes that others have made. They gain quick access to things like facilities, programs, and investment that can catapult them to the next level. And they gain access to the corporations that can help them get their product into the hands of customers.

Large corporations identify new products and technologies quickly, gaining early mover advantage. They find partners for research and validation, and guidance for Canada’s regulatory system.

Researchers and research institutions gain early insights from seasoned pros about their ideas and technologies. And they build relationships with the business leaders who can help take their products to market.

Investors gain access to pre-vetted products and companies, and the commercialization programs and experienced partners that help ensure their success.

Everyone gains access to the funds and services provided through federal, provincial, and regional programs that support innovation, economic development, and business growth.

See how we can connect you to the information and resources you need.

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Evaluate

NPC believes that objective and informed evaluation of products, technologies, and companies can be essential to the commercialization process. It can reveal opportunities. And it can expose risks. Both are critical to know as early as possible.

Stay tuned for details about programs related to this pillar.

Accelerate

In commercialization, time is money. NPC is committed to helping companies with promising opportunities obtain the strategic advice and services they need to help them accelerate the commercialization process. NPC is currently consulting with members of the ecosystem to ensure that the services around the Accelerate pillar are in line with current needs and not duplicating other programs.


Stay tuned for details about programs related to this pillar.

invest

stage one

Basic & Discovery Science : Idea or theory

stage two

Pre-development : Early proof of concept

stage three

Development : Proof of concept

stage four

Pre-commercial & Pre-commercial launch : Scale up and beta testing

stage five

Commercial/Market entry : Sufficient production, market plans, cost of production

NPC will work with Stage 4 or 5 companies to assess the status of the investment opportunity, and review standard investment categories, including company background, technology readiness, market potential, and financial structure.

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