Waterloo EDC Blog

Mapped: North America’s top life sciences clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 8, 2021

This article is part of a series that looks at the highest-density clusters in North America. This series will include entries on technology, advanced manufacturing, business services, finance and insurance, food and beverage and creative industries.

Even before COVID-19, the life sciences industry was big business. Pharmaceuticals, in particular, are massive wealth generators. Following a...


Topics: technology, ecosystem, health innovation

How Waterloo Region companies helped during COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2021

A crisis can bring out the best in humanity.

While the world battled with COVID-19, as everyone focused on keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy, communities are came together like never before.

In Waterloo Region, we pride ourselves on an outsized ability to solve problems. It’s in our DNA.

This focus on solving problems is evident in the actions of our civic leaders, who are...


Topics: security, technology, health innovation

November Wrap-Up: Reports, rankings, medtech and trade

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 1, 2020


This month featured the release of the Deloitte Fast 50 List, CBRE’s Canadian Scoring Tech Talent report, Startup Genome’s fintech ecosystem report and, of course, Waterloo EDC’s year-to-date results. Here are the top stories from November 2020:


Topics: talent, industry news, health innovation

UWaterloo to launch new $35 million medtech innovation centre

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 5, 2020

The University of Waterloo has announced plans to launch an innovation centre that will focus on health innovation and medical technology with new facilities for the Waterloo startup community. Dubbed the “Innovation Arena” – a preliminary name that could change in coming years – the new 90,000 square foot centre will include a wet lab for chemical/materials science, four biosafety labs and...


Topics: university of waterloo, expansion stories, health innovation

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