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Waterloo prominent on Canadian Business Growth 500 and Startup 50

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 19, 2019

Last week, one of Canada’s leading business publications released their annual lists of fastest-growing Canadian companies – more than two dozen companies located in Waterloo made an appearance.

Canadian Business releases two lists each year – Growth 500 and Startup 50. The former ranks companies by 5-year revenue growth percentage and the latter ranks companies by 2-year revenue growth...

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

Audi partners with Waterloo company to deploy innovative AI

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 16, 2019

New technology from Waterloo-based DarwinAI has made a big impression at Audi, the German automotive giant.

Since announcing a partnership last year, the two companies have worked to apply artificial intelligence to the development of the electronic brain behind autonomous vehicles. Using DarwinAI’s technology, Audi engineers saw a 90 per cent reduction in the number of hours spent...

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, artificial intelligence

Five astounding facts about the University of Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 30, 2019

The University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) is the largest of our community’s three post-secondary institutions and has a well-deserved reputation for churning out some of the world’s most talented computer science and engineering graduates.

The New York Times has called it “one of the world’s top technology schools,” and The Wall Street Journal has noted that the “school’s graduates are the...

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Topics: quantum, technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence

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

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