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Canada's first Amazon Alexa accelerator program launches in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 6, 2019

Last week, the Waterloo-based Accelerator Centre (AC) announced that they have joined forces with Amazon’s Alexa Fund to launch an all-new accelerator program tailored to support entrepreneurs who are advancing voice-powered technologies.

The first of its kind in Canada, the Amazon Alexa Voice Tech Accelerator is built on the Accelerator Centre’s distinguished curriculum-based programming.

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Topics: technology, startup, artificial intelligence, R&D

Ford Motor Company unveils innovation centre in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 4, 2019

One of the world’s largest automotive companies has joined Waterloo – one of Canada’s top autotech ecosystems – in a very big way. Ford Motor Company surprised many in the community with the announcement that they had quietly built a team of 150 over the last two-and-a-half-years.

The newly unveiled Ford innovation centre works on vehicle communications and infotainment infrastructure, with...

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Topics: technology, automotive, R&D

News round-up: Seven exciting business and investment stories from October 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 1, 2019

Several exciting business developments emerged from Waterloo throughout the month of October as businesses announced new expansions, centres of innovation and accelerator programs.

Here are seven breaking business and investment stories from the last month:

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business, site selection

Waterloo leads Canadian contingent on new global cybersecurity ranking

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 30, 2019

Earlier this month, Cybersecurity Ventures – the world’s leading researcher of the global cyber economy – announced their very first Hot 150 list of cybersecurity companies to watch in 2020.

Amongst a group of international candidates, five companies from Canada made the list, three of which are based in Waterloo. When we looked a little closer, we discovered that two others have operations...

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Topics: security, technology, site selection

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