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;
applications in chlorophyll fluorescence technology; 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 has collaborated 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. We've led a couple of study projects in remote sensing of
chlorophyll fluorescence for the European Space Agency (ESA).
Giving Back to the Community
P & M Technologies has participated in (and still actively supports) the annual
Algoma Rotary Science Fair held every spring here in Sault Ste Marie.
Click to see winners of Fairs from the past two decades:
Science Fair Gallery Page
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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