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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

Q&A: Waterloo EDC’s Maria Suarez on helping manufacturers grow

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 3, 2022

Waterloo has an excellent international reputation for tech. It’s well-earned.

However, it’s manufacturing that originally put us on the map and manufacturing still has the largest workforce in Waterloo. We’re leaders in robotics, automation and automotive – home to Canada’s largest automotive manufacturer, in fact – and even our tech community has joined in with innovative approaches to applying...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Q&A

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