Growing Canada's Bioeconomy 

bioNEXT works with stakeholders across the forest bioeconomy sector. We are working to increase the adoption of solutions that lower our carbon footprint and position Canada as a world leader in a low-carbon, global economy.

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Our Key Focus Areas: 

  • Solutions for wildfire mitigation and forest management
  • Sustainable packaging and new materials from lignin and nanocellulose
  • Textile fibres, wood-based materials and new uses for wood products
  • New digital solutions and circular business models
  • Biofuels and Renewable Natural Gas
  • Naturally derived carbon to replace petroleum products

Our goal is to drive value chain transformation that increases revenue per sustainable yield by 25%.

Innovation in our forest sector through the utilization of residual biomass to replace high-emitting carbon products has the potential to lower Canada’s carbon footprint and become a world leader in a growing, low-carbon, global economy.

Canada Can Lead the World in Bioeconomy Innovation

With a vast bioeconomy ecosystem spanning sectors, Canada has a unique opportunity to become a global leader in this emerging innovation space — but it will require unprecedented collaboration and teamwork. bioNEXT is fostering a highly focused, innovative bioeconomy network. Will you join us?

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Acceleration programming for bioeconomy ventures

Industry-driven Innovation Challenges

Sector-specific training and mentorship

Positioning Canada as a global leader

Leveraging existing infrastructure and driving adoption of Canadian bioeconomy solutions

Investor matchmaking and pitch events

Out of any seminar series I participated in, bioNEXT brought amazing speakers that were highly relevant to my venture space. The speakers were also very informative, gave practical advice, and were open to meeting. Thank you ForeSight and the bioNEXT team!

BryoSphere Biotechnologies

Through Research, Networking, and Continuous Innovation, We’re Opening Doors for the Canadian Bioeconomy. 

With the circular bioeconomy estimated to be a $USD 7.7 trillion opportunity by 2030, there has never been a better time to focus on transformational collaborations that will position Canada as a global leader in this critical sector.

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Technology Scouting

Are you in search of innovation without the risk We specialize in connecting companies with market-ready cleantech solutions, either publicly through a challenge, quietly through scouting, or matchmaking events.

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Market Research

Our research provides your organization with a comprehensive analysis of technology strengths, gaps, and opportunities within your industry. Let us be your guide to unlocking the insights you need.

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Project Development

Let us do the heavy lifting on your next project. From connecting with key partners, to running tailored events, and securing funding, our knowledgeable team specializes in convening the ecosystem to get projects over the line.

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Ecosystem Access

Tap into our network of 141 forest bioeconomy companies, enablers, and research organizations across the country and leverage our relationships to ensure you're making the right connections.

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Canada has clear competitive advantages in forestry, pulp and paper, and agriculture. But shifts in demand for traditional forest products like pulp, paper, and lumber have created challenges across the industry. Yet with these challenges come opportunities for innovation.

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Meet Our bioNEXT Ventures

We’re proud to have worked with some of Canada’s top bioeconomy ventures that are demonstrating what’s possible on the path to net zero.

bioNEXT introduced us to fellow emerging Bio-Economy startups, brought market leaders to our forum to share insights and opportunities, and provided us with a roadmap of strategic financing strategies

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Our Partners

Our bioNEXT partnership opportunities are helping us grow a strong ecosystem by connecting industry, government, investors, and academia with Canada’s growing bioeconomy. 

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