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In the room: a 360-degree look at Waterloo’s R&D centres

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 8, 2020

Waterloo’s international reputation is built on tech talent and tech companies, for good reason. This is one of North America’s most exciting emerging tech hubs.

However, it is possible that our community’s greatest comparative global advantage is research. In a measure of pure research output, we compete with far larger tech hubs like Austin, Pittsburgh and Columbus. If you look at research...

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Topics: quantum, technology, manufacturing, automotive, business, site selection

Tech innovator IMS announces big growth plans in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 28, 2020

What a difference two years make.

In September 2018, IMS – an autotech innovator specializing in connected car technology – was placed in receivership. A few months later, the company emerged from receivership with a new owner: Trak Global Group from the United Kingdom.

This week, the company announced plans to double its workforce in Waterloo. IMS currently has 70 employees in Waterloo, which...

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business

Auto manufacturers lead in Canada’s historic industrial mobilization

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 30, 2020

We’re all doing our best to help. That’s what we need right now.

For most of us, that means staying inside, respecting the call for physical distancing and, for those with the resources, giving what we can to charities and hospitals.

For many companies, this means offering their products for free or creating new products/services that will help individuals, businesses and communities cope with...

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Topics: manufacturing, automotive, talent, Q&A

News roundup: Google expands, autotech headlines and more

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 3, 2020

February marked exciting times for Waterloo with Google’s big Canadian expansion announcement, the University of Waterloo making waves in autotech innovation and much more.

Here’s a rundown of what happened in Waterloo this February:

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business, site selection

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