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October Wrap-up: A ground-breaking month for Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 1, 2021

This month, Waterloo broke ground – both literally and metaphorically – with the commencement of our new airport expansion and the launch of two new innovative research hubs at the University of Waterloo.

UWaterloo also reclaimed the title of Canada’s Most Innovative University while Ontario’s artificial intelligence ecosystem surged to new records amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are the...

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Topics: tech, technology, manufacturing, talent, business, R&D

Q&A: DarwinAI brings explainable AI to manufacturing

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 27, 2021

DarwinAI is making waves in just about every industry.

First, they were helping Audi develop far more efficient autonomous driving technology. Then they started helping Lockheed Martin with their artificial intelligence applications. When COVID-19 spread across the world, they applied their Explainable AI (XAI) platform toward developing unique new ways to detect positive cases.

And now,...

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

Waterloo: A CBRE Ecosystem Profile

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 21, 2021

Earlier this year, Waterloo was named the #1 small tech talent market in North America by CBRE. This is no small feat. In 2020, we were in a completely different category, listed as the #1 emerging tech talent market. This year’s ranking marks our huge leap from one highly coveted position to another.

So, why Waterloo?

Several factors are used to determine which tech talent market takes the...

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Topics: tech, technology, talent, business, R&D

Light rail transit connects Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 14, 2021

We like to talk about the innovation hubs, exciting startups, thriving scale-ups, successful multinational companies and world-class academic institutions that are crucial to Waterloo’s success.

But what links these key pieces of Waterloo’s vaunted innovation ecosystem?

Answer: the ION light rail.

We are the smallest community in North America to launch a light rail transit project, and since...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, R&D

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