Waterloo EDC Blog

February Wrap-Up: Population, partnerships and PPE

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 1, 2021

A slower month in terms of business news, but Waterloo was still able to celebrate its continued status as one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities, the release of a new ecosystem map demonstrating the depth and breadth of our robotics and automation cluster and more.

Here are the top stories from February 2021:


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

In the room: a 360-degree look at Waterloo’s outside spaces

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 25, 2021

Yes, we’ve read the headline.

Our “In the room” series has taken a look at some of Waterloo’s top R&D spaces and tech organizations. What’s left? Well, we have a beautiful collection of 360-degree videos highlighting some of the outside spaces that are so important in defining the Waterloo community.

So, let’s use them!

Without further ado, here’s an immersive 360-degree look at five outdoor...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, business, site selection

4 pillars supporting Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 22, 2021

Waterloo is home to Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster. It’s an extraordinary claim that requires extraordinary evidence.

Our proof: a brand new ecosystem map that identifies and categorizes the 90+ robotics and automation companies working in our community. On this map, you’ll find multinationals like LEONI, ATS Automation and Beckhoff Automation, robotics upstarts like Otto...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, site selection

Mapped: North America’s top technology clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 19, 2021

If you’re expanding your tech company in a new community, how do you choose which one?

Talent availability and cost are both important factors for most companies. For some, research might be a big deal. One oft-overlooked – but incredibly important – consideration is whether the business ecosystem has formed a legitimate “cluster” in your company’s industry.

While the benefits aren’t as...


Topics: technology, site selection

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