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April Wrap-up: Canada is #1!

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 3, 2021

Things are heating up in Waterloo. In April, we saw Canada receive a global #1 ranking, significant new investment in local tech companies and the arrival of a true tech giant. We also found out who would lead Communitech – Canada’s leading tech innovation hub – after 17 years of fantastic stewardship under Iain Klugman.

Here are the top stories from April 2021:

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

March Wrap-up: Talent and Trains

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2021

Spring has returned and, with it, a number of familiar sights in Waterloo. The snow has started to melt. The birds are singing. Waterloo has collected another accolade for having top engineering and technology talent.

It’s like clockwork.

That’s not the only news from Waterloo last month. We have updates on trains to Toronto, a report on global talent destinations, new research capacity to...

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

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Europe's top tech hubs

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 3, 2021

Waterloo’s tech credentials are impressive. We have Canada’s highest quality tech workforce, some of the world’s fastest growing tech companies and the top computer science, engineering and mathematics school in the country.

Recently, we compared our tech ecosystem to the top emerging tech hubs across North America and Waterloo won each match-up.

We wanted to see how our community stacked up...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

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:

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

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