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Waterloo EDC Blog

New cluster map shows how Waterloo, Canada businesses are securing the world

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 7, 2019

Waterloo has a long-established reputation for innovation in security. Our researchers helped invent elliptic-curve cryptography, which helped keep the world secure for the last 15 years. Blackberry, a company known primarily for building the world’s most secure smartphones, was founded here. Today, Waterloo is home to more than 50 security companies committed to making the world a safer...

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Topics: security

News round-up: Seven great February 2019 stories from Waterloo, Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 5, 2019

There was a lot of exciting news in Waterloo over the last month. Here are seven great business and investment stories:

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Topics: security, technology, startup, manufacturing, automotive

Here's how the Waterloo community can help your business succeed

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 27, 2019

One of the reasons Waterloo, Canada has emerged as a haven for companies looking to scale, expand to the North American market, and grow their talent pipeline is our deep and growing community of industry support organizations.

From local universities and colleges to incubators, hubs and everything in between, Waterloo’s community is geared toward helping businesses succeed.

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Topics: technology, business

BlackBerry is now one of the world's leading cybersecurity firms

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 26, 2019

Last week, Waterloo-based BlackBerry announced that it has acquired Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company, for $1.4 billion. This acquisition makes BlackBerry – once known primarily for building the world’s most secure smartphones – one of the world’s largest cybersecurity firms.

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Topics: quantum, security, technology, automotive, artificial intelligence

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