Growing Canada's Bioeconomy 

Canada has clear competitive advantages in forestry, pulp and paper, and agriculture. 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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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

The Bioeconomy Challenge

With mill curtailments and shutdowns, ongoing fibre supply concerns, and vast demand for renewable and sustainable products, there has never been a more important time to drive innovation than now.

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 through:

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. 

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Through our Innovation Challenge program, we can support you by:

  • Identifying key barriers to your climate targets
  • Sourcing bioeconomy innovators with solutions to your specific challenges
  • Guiding you through the funding landscape to get your projects moving faster


We want to work with you to:

  • Develop your technology at any stage, from ideation to commercialization
  • Connect you with Canada’s vast bioeconomy ecosystem
  • Provide you with training, investor matchmaking opportunities and networking events to help you get to market faster

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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