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Project Funding

The  Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy provides financial support for the commercialization of research and innovation findings while transferring new technologies to industry in Ontario, Canada and globally. CRIBE will facilitate the creation of new products, new processes, new businesses, new jobs and new wealth for Ontario’s forest dependent communities.

Key Criteria

When submitting a proposal for CRIBE, funding support consideration must be given as to how a particular project will contribute to CRIBE’s key criteria:

  • Commercialization of research and innovation findings using forest biomass;
  • Transferring new technologies to industry;
  • Facilitate the creation of new products, processes and technologies;
  • Attract new business, promote innovation and support jobs and wealth for Ontario’s forest dependent communities;


CRIBE is currently accepting proposals for funding through Nextfor’s Open Funding Challenges.

Forest Technology Commercial Acceleration Program (CAP)

The purpose of the Forest Technology CAP is to financially support projects which demonstrate first in-kind innovative technology, equipment or data techniques that can address the specified challenges and opportunities identified in Nextfor’s Forest Innovation Forums and ongoing case studies; with an objective of investing in forest innovation in Ontario.

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