What is Nextfor?

Nextfor is an industry-led ecosystem of intentional collaborations. Together we create and accelerate new technologies for Ontario’s Bio-Economy.

Nextfor’s ecosystem is built on four themes:

Optimize forestry feedstocks.

Explore new market opportunities.

Develop high-functioning value chains.

Educate to drive market traction.

In 2019, CRIBE launched Nextfor – an Ontario forest-based innovation and collaboration network. With over 80 registered partner organizations and over 200 participating organizations, Nextfor represents an open, inclusive and interactive platform created to identify opportunities and overcome barriers to success (i.e. commercialization of innovative products and technologies). Through facilitated forums, industry leaders and other stakeholders roadmap common goals and actions, develop challenges and demonstrations to overcome/address impediments and gaps, and share results.