Merging Plant Science & Business Ideas
Canada is home to over
4,000 plant species – both native and
naturalized. At least 1,700 of them can be found in or near forests.
P & M Technologies specializes in identifying commercial prospects for these species
within an ecologically sustainable framework. We are equally active in research on the physiology & resilience of
Our areas of expertise include novel uses of plants; botanical medicines; plant bioindicators; and remote
sensing of stress in vegetation.
Non-timber Business Ideas for Small Enterprises
We introduce entrepreneurs to the commercial potential of non-traditional forest products & services
for small businesses and micro-enterprises.
We research non-timber forest products
– specialty goods from Canada's forests, such as foods, health products, environmental products, gardening products,
and arts & craft items. We are also helping to advance the emerging field of
non-timber forest services – in sectors such as ecotourism,
education, and business support.
P&M Technologies is pleased to announce our
latest publication, "The Canadian NTFP Business Companion", a comprehensive NTFP business
guide on CD/DVD that's full of business ideas & resources for entrepreneurs in Canada and the northern United States.
CBC Radio Interview
Leading the Leading Edge of Science
P & M Technologies collaborates with scientists around the world on projects
leading to innovative products and services based on plant science, including the development of space-based
technologies in plant physiology. For the past few years we have been leading a couple of study projects in
remote sensing of chlorophyll fluorescence for the European Space Agency (ESA).
Information Technology for Science & Business
P & M Technologies provides the small or medium business with a range of computer services,
including assistance with database design; installation & configuration of software products; Internet domain name registration;
digital photography, image processing & photo editing; and technical writing. We offer expertise
in systems analysis, programming,
network administration, spreadsheet design, SQL scripting, data conversions, and data warehousing & archiving.
Giving Back to the Community
P & M Technologies actively supports and participates in the annual Algoma Rotary Science Fair,
which was held this year at Algoma University's George Leach Centre on April 17th & 18th.
Click to see a list of this year's award winners:
Or click for some recent winners:
We also contribute time to Mozilla projects like Firefox and Thunderbird.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests
to raise awareness of sustainable management, conservation, and sustainable development
of all types of forests. P&M Technologies was happy to be a part of this endeavour.
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