Waterloo EDC Blog

July Wrap-Up: Waterloo tops the charts

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 4, 2020

There is a lot to be proud of in the month of July. Businesses are re-opening and reporting positive momentum. Local public health authorities have declared that the first wave of COVID-19 in Waterloo is over after just one case was reported in the last five days of the month.

This month saw Waterloo top the charts as North America's best “opportunity market,” local tech companies receiving...


Topics: technology, industry news, health innovation

A guide to short-, mid- and long-term medtech innovation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 11, 2020

A few weeks ago, Communitech – one of the focal points for tech in Waterloo and a leading Regional Innovation Centre in Canada – published a series of articles called “Code Now.” The series offered a comprehensive look at how the Waterloo Region tech ecosystem can assist the local medical community during COVID-19 and in the post-COVID world.

The problems being experienced by the local medical...


Topics: technology, health innovation

March Wrap-Up: Waterloo takes on COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2020

This year is becoming history in real-time.

In Waterloo Region, March is when everyday life shifted from business-as-usual to a once-in-a-lifetime crisis. There was no lack of headlines, even when you remove the health element of COVID-19. We cancelled events and closed offices, just like everywhere else.

That isn’t what this wrap-up will focus on. Instead, this wrap-up will look at what we’re...


Topics: ecosystem, health innovation

News roundup: Waterloo kicks off new decade with big headlines

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 4, 2020

Waterloo kicked off the new year and a new decade right with big business and investment news - from medical incubators opening their doors to major new funding for a local Internet-of-Things company. If January is any indication, 2020 is going to be a big year for Waterloo.

Here are six Waterloo business and investment stories from January:


Topics: automotive, industry news, health innovation

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