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How to locate in Waterloo’s tech-centric research park

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 27, 2020

In the first part of our series on the David Johnston Research + Technology Park (R+T Park) at the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo), we looked at the history of the Park and its collection of tenant companies and organizations. Home to tech giants like SAP and OpenText, scale-ups like TextNow and SSIMWAVE Inc. and the Accelerator Centre, the R+T Park is well on its way to building a tech...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, Q&A, R&D

Waterloo Region is the fastest growing community in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 25, 2020

Last week, Statistics Canada released its annual report on Canada’s population growth. The big news: Waterloo is the country’s fastest growing community.

The top five fastest growing communities include:

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

What are the different types of business expansion?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 20, 2020

This is the second part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

No two expansions are the same. It’s true. There’s an obvious reason: no two companies are the same. Companies have different products, different challenges and strengths, as well as different motivations for expanding to a new...

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Topics: business, site selection, Q&A

Building a tech cluster alongside Canada’s top technology university

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 13, 2020

Waterloo is known for its deep-rooted culture of collaboration between technology entrepreneurs, community builders and researchers.

In many ways the David Johnston Research + Technology Park (R+T Park) at the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) is an embodiment of that collaborative culture and an example of its power in fostering innovation.

The 120-acre (49-hectare) park situated...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, Q&A, R&D

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