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Why Waterloo is giving big tech hubs competition

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 23, 2019

A couple of months ago, investment advisor Conor Sen wrote a fascinating piece for Bloomberg called “The Year That Big Tech Hubs Got Some Competition” about the “confluence of forces” that have led to “secondary cities” like Columbus and Pittsburgh showing undeniable momentum in the tech industry.

In this case, the term secondary cities isn’t a slight of any sort – these communities simply...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Need R&D help? Waterloo’s experts can work for you

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 18, 2019

Innovation is more than just a buzzword for companies looking to prosper and grow. If you aren’t moving forward you’re moving backward, and the best way of moving your business forward is striving to create and offer new products and services that keep you ahead of the pack.

Companies in tech, manufacturing and automotive industries all need research and development capacity in order to...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

Manufacturing giant ATS Automation announces major expansion

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 15, 2019

One of Waterloo’s most successful global companies, ATS Automation Tooling Systems, is planning a multimillion-dollar expansion at its Cambridge headquarters that will add 122,000 square feet of space to an existing building.

The three-storey expansion includes 67,000 square feet of new manufacturing space, 36,000 square feet of office space and a 19,000 square foot innovation centre. For a...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

Q&A: How Deep Trekker turned a summertime hobby into a global business

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 11, 2019

Waterloo has more than 150 years of history in the manufacturing industry, and today the community is home to 1950+ manufacturing companies with 50+ developing technologies in robotics, hardware, aerospace and industry 4.0.

Necessity is the mother of invention, and Deep Trekker founder Sam Macdonald’s dive into underwater robotics brought that proverb to life: she wanted to explore...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, artificial intelligence, Q&A

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