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Four eye-opening facts about Wilfrid Laurier University

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 7, 2019

Wilfrid Laurier University (Laurier) is one of three outstanding post-secondary institutions located in Waterloo. Recognized for their exceptional business degree program and a wide range of experiential learning opportunities, Laurier plays a key role in filling Waterloo’s talent pipeline with a highly trained professional workforce.With over 19,000 students in nine faculties across four...

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Topics: technology, automotive, business, R&D

Ford Motor Company unveils innovation centre in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 4, 2019

One of the world’s largest automotive companies has joined Waterloo – one of Canada’s top autotech ecosystems – in a very big way. Ford Motor Company surprised many in the community with the announcement that they had quietly built a team of 150 over the last two-and-a-half-years.

The newly unveiled Ford innovation centre works on vehicle communications and infotainment infrastructure, with...

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Topics: technology, automotive, R&D

News round-up: Seven business and investment stories from October 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 1, 2019

Several exciting business developments emerged from Waterloo throughout the month of October as businesses announced new expansions, centres of innovation and accelerator programs.

Here are seven breaking business and investment stories from the last month:

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

FleetCarma acquisition has electrified telematics giant Geotab

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 23, 2019

When large technology companies buy smaller ones, they often assimilate the technology and intellectual property, integrate the workforce and, eventually, leave the company’s original community.

But that’s not what happened when Geotab Inc. bought Waterloo-based FleetCarma last year. Geotab decided to not only keep the staff in Waterloo, but to invest and expand the Waterloo division, now...

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Topics: technology, automotive, business, artificial intelligence

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