Centre for Research & Innovation in the Bio-Economy
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.
tWO OF cribe'S MOST EXCITING INNITIATIVES ARE
NEXTFOR & FOREST EDGE!
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.
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.