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Waterloo: Canada’s AI Powerhouse

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 19, 2022

For companies looking to innovate in artificial intelligence or incorporate AI into their operations there is no better location than Waterloo. Our community is home to Canada’s top technology university, a renowned AI research centre and 130+ companies working in applied AI, including machine learning, data science and analytics, human-machine interaction, smart robotics and more.

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Topics: tech, artificial intelligence

5 Charts: University of Waterloo vs. Germany’s Top Engineering Schools

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 17, 2022

We write about the University of Waterloo a lot.

Why? We’re proud of it. The University – or UWaterloo, as it’s often called – is Canada’s top technology university. A Canadian publication ranked it #1 in Canada for engineering and computer science. It’s one of the world’s top-25 computer science schools, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). It’s also a force in engineering – home to Canada’s...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, R&D

“Most Innovative Retail Company” Faire raises another $416M

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 12, 2022

It was already valued at more than $12 billion. It was just named Fast Company’s Most Innovative Retail Company. Now, Faire has announced another massive raise worth $416 million.

Coming as an extension to their Series G round, a $400 million raise that closed last November, the new funding brings the company’s current valuation to $12.59 billion.

Faire operates an online wholesale marketplace...

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Topics: tech, talent, business

Waterloo: Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 5, 2022

With a legacy of manufacturing innovation and reputation as the most dynamic tech ecosystem in Canada, Waterloo has become a global leader in robotics and automation. We are strategically located in the heart of Canada’s biggest manufacturing corridor with access to 187+ million consumers within a one-day drive. Waterloo has the talent pipeline and expertise needed to help robotics and automation...

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Topics: tech, manufacturing, automotive, business, site selection

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