What is CRIBE?

CRIBE supports and develops a sustainable, profitable provincial forest bio-economy. We bring together researchers, the forest sector and end users to create and commercialize innovative forest-based, low-carbon solutions. We are an independent, non-profit corporation.

Our four strategic priorities:

Demonstrate solutions by supporting research, development and pilot projects.

Lead economic development and a culture of innovation and competitiveness.

Deploy commercial-ready forest-based technologies and products.

Sustain a high-performing organization through good governance and effective management.

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Catalyst for Investment

For every $1 of CRIBE funding support, roughly $5 are invested by industry 

CRIBE catalyzes the conversion of Ontario’s sustainably harvested forest resources into profitable, high-quality, low-carbon solutions. We are committed to creating jobs, opportunity and prosperity by supporting projects that drive the future of Ontario’s forest sector and developing Ontario’s bio-economy. 




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Innovation at Work

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Our Initiatives


Bringing innovators together to advance low-carbon, forest-based solutions. 

Nextfor is CRIBE’s collaboration network. Nextfor brings innovators together to build cross-sectoral partnerships and to identify opportunities for Ontario’s forest bio-economy. Join the network today!

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Connecting the dots, using public data, to support economic development in Ontario’s forest bio-economy. 

ForestEDGE uses geospatial tools to map opportunities for economic development in Ontario. CRIBE developed ForestEDGE to provide investors and innovators with information related to the province’s forests, catalyzing the development of new low-carbon solutions that utilize the province’s sustainably harvested forest resources. 

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Project Support

Through our funding challenges, CRIBE facilitates the deployment of first-in-kind, commercial-ready forest-based technologies and products.


International Collaboration

We work with innovators and accelerators around the world to identify opportunities for collaboration.

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