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Communitech partnership lands $57 million to digitize businesses

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 11, 2020

A group of regional innovation partners, including Waterloo-based Communitech, have received $57 million in funding to help deliver Digital Main Street programming that helps businesses “futureproof” through the adoption of e-commerce solutions. The program aims to support 5,200 small and medium-sized businesses across Ontario and create more than 700 jobs for co-operative education students.

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Topics: technology, business

Remote work is just one part of the future of work and learning

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 10, 2020

This is the fourth edition in a new Waterloo EDC series on remote work. Stay tuned for posts featuring a variety of perspectives on the subject, including our Q&As with SkyWatch, OpenText, and a recruitment expert.

Work is changing and it isn’t just due to COVID-19.

Even before the pandemic, the norms that governed the workplace for 50+ years were beginning to break down. Expectations had...

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Topics: technology, startup, talent, business, Q&A

OTTO Motors secures US$29 million in new funding

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 9, 2020

Manufacturing is evolving during this pandemic and OTTO Motors is leading the charge.

OTTO Motors, the developers of autonomous mobile robots (AMR) designed for industry use, have announced US$29 million in Series C funding.

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

30 day timeline: How governments in Canada reacted to COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 3, 2020

For many, COVID-19 has felt like an eternity. We haven’t seen our friends and family or our colleagues. We haven’t been able to go to the office or a park. Every day feels a bit like every other day.

For government, COVID-19 was a sprint. Aside from public health issues, the pandemic brought mass unemployment, shuttered storefronts and uncertainty for businesses and workers alike. Reacting to...

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Topics: manufacturing, financial services, business, site selection

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