About

CRIBE is an independent, not-for-profit research corporation that partners closely with other relevant organizations to provide support to direct and turn research results and innovative business opportunities into operational realities.

Forest products are a valuable, renewable and recyclable material with many uses. Ontario’s vast forest accounts for 66% of the province’s landbase and has supported most of Ontario’s forest industry since the 1800’s.

The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy in Thunder Bay partners closely with other relevant organizations to provide support to direct and turn research results and innovative business opportunities into operational realities. As it’s done throughout its history, the entire forest-based sector will renew and restructure itself and develop new operating models to meet current challenges. Ontario will become known world-wide as producers of novel value-added products in addition to, traditional commodity products such as pulp, newsprint and dimensional lumber.

The bio-economy will play a central role in Ontario’s future – creating jobs, opportunity and prosperity.