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Waterloo EDC Blog

Q&A: Creating an outpost for supercharging corporate innovation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 3, 2019

As new technologies such as faster networks, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, robotics and nanotechnology rapidly transform our society, large global corporations are looking for ways to adapt and innovate quickly, so that they are not left behind.

For retailers, banks, insurance companies, or even long-established manufacturers, technology is critical to a prosperous future. They...

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Topics: technology, talent, financial services, artificial intelligence, Q&A

News round-up: 10 business and investment stories from March 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2019

There was a lot of exciting news in Waterloo over the last month, including investment and expansion announcements from numerous tech and robotics companies, an exciting new global product launch from Google Canada’s Waterloo office and more.

Here are 10 great business and investment stories:

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Topics: security, technology, financial services, artificial intelligence, site selection

BlackBerry is now one of the world's leading cybersecurity firms

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 26, 2019

Last week, Waterloo-based BlackBerry announced that it has acquired Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company, for $1.4 billion. This acquisition makes BlackBerry – once known primarily for building the world’s most secure smartphones – one of the world’s largest cybersecurity firms.

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Topics: quantum, security, technology, automotive, artificial intelligence

Check out our world-class applied artificial intelligence ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 7, 2019

Waterloo is quickly becoming one of North America’s hotspots for applied artificial intelligence. Our recent survey found that our community now boasts 95+ AI businesses, from global giants like Google and SAP to startups launching products that bring artificial intelligence to advanced manufacturing, automotive technology, robotics, security and more.

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

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