Centre for Research & Innovation in the Bio-Economy

about us

Established in 2009

CRIBE is an independent, non-profit corporation

which supports and works to develop a sustainable and profitable forest bioeconomy across the province of Ontario. CRIBE brings together researchers, the forest sector, and end-users and has deployed more than $29M to-date in the creation and commercialization of innovative forest-based, low-carbon solutions.


NextFor is a thriving network

of stakeholders who collaborate across sectors to create and accelerate new technologies, solutions, and products for Ontario’s bioeconomy.

NextFor’s work is organized along four themes:

  • Developing high-functioning value chains
  • Exploring new market opportunities, and
  • Educating to drivemarket traction.

ForestEDGE is

a first-of-its-kind geospatial platform for Forest Economic development. Promoting economic development and investment opportunities in Ontario, Forest EDGE provides investors with decision-supporting tools and publicly available government data related to the province’s forest resources.

Helping connect the dots for Ontario’s bioeconomy!

Join the conversation by registering with NextFor to receive their newsletter, gain access to exclusive market information, attend our world classevents, and collaborate with peers on forestry solutions.

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