Waterloo EDC Blog

10 exciting companies founded by UWaterloo alumni

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 31, 2021

The University of Waterloo has a global reputation as a technology and innovation powerhouse. One of the world’s top technology schools, UWaterloo was named “Canada’s Most Innovative University” for 28 consecutive years.

The university’s impressive tech credentials are amplified by a unique creator-owned intellectual property policy that grants full ownership to the inventor. Pair that with a...


Topics: technology, startup, manufacturing, talent

Mapped: North America's top business services clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 25, 2021

This article is part of a series that looks at the highest-density clusters in North America. This series will include entries on technology, advanced manufacturing, finance and insurance, food and beverage, creative industries and life sciences.

Great businesses always need great business support. Consultants, agencies, legal and accounting support are needed throughout the business cycle,...


Topics: technology, business, site selection

Automation giant Beckhoff moves Canadian HQ to Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 23, 2021

One of the world’s largest automation companies has relocated its Canadian headquarters to Waterloo Region. Beckhoff Automation Canada has moved into an 11,000 square-foot office in Cambridge, Ontario, that will help increase warehousing and customer support capabilities.

The new location offers optimal space for customer training, seminars, sales activities and technical support. The facility...


Topics: technology, site selection

Building Robots: Q&A with Clearpath Robotics CEO Matt Rendall

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 18, 2021

Robotics is a complicated business.

You need to have visionary leaders who can identify a problem expensive enough to need robots and a solution affordable enough that it’s reasonable. You need top talent in two very different industries, technology and manufacturing. You need support: money and expertise.

There’s a reason why you don’t see robotics clusters popping up everywhere.

We know...


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

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