Waterloo EDC Blog

Building Robots: Q&A with Clearpath Robotics CEO Matt Rendall

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 18, 2021

Robotics is a complicated business.

You need to have visionary leaders who can identify a problem expensive enough to need robots and a solution affordable enough that it’s reasonable. You need top talent in two very different industries, technology and manufacturing. You need support: money and expertise.

There’s a reason why you don’t see robotics clusters popping up everywhere.

We know...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, Q&A

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...


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:


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

In the room: a 360-degree look at Waterloo’s outside spaces

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 25, 2021

Yes, we’ve read the headline.

Our “In the room” series has taken a look at some of Waterloo’s top R&D spaces and tech organizations. What’s left? Well, we have a beautiful collection of 360-degree videos highlighting some of the outside spaces that are so important in defining the Waterloo community.

So, let’s use them!

Without further ado, here’s an immersive 360-degree look at five outdoor...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, business, site selection

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