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Waterloo EDC Blog

Q&A: How Deep Trekker turned a summertime hobby into a global business

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 11, 2019

Waterloo has more than 150 years of history in the manufacturing industry, and today the community is home to 1950+ manufacturing companies with 50+ developing technologies in robotics, hardware, aerospace and industry 4.0.

Necessity is the mother of invention, and Deep Trekker founder Sam Macdonald’s dive into underwater robotics brought that proverb to life: she wanted to explore...

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Topics: tech, manufacturing, talent, artificial intelligence, Q&A

Need advanced manufacturing talent? Waterloo can help

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 9, 2019

Top advanced manufacturing talent – from engineers to machine operators – are getting harder to find. As one manufacturing leader told us, there are many regions across Canada and the world where the labour market has completely dried out. Waterloo is bucking this trend.

“If you are looking for machine operators or skilled assembly workers, you can find them here,” said Lukas von Arx,...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

News round-up: Nine great Waterloo business and investment stories from May 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 3, 2019

There was a lot of exciting news in Waterloo over the last month, including new investment announcements, exciting new autotech research and a Governor General’s Award for one of Waterloo’s local business leaders.

Here are nine great business and investment stories:

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, artificial intelligence

Q&A: How the Waterloo ecosystem is helping LEONI grow its Canadian footprint

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 21, 2019

Waterloo has more than a century of manufacturing experience. With our emergence as a global technology hub and world-renowned technical expertise, companies looking to innovate in robotics, aerospace and automotive can truly invent the future.

Waterloo’s industrial roots have laid a foundation for the future of manufacturing, which lead us to LEONI – a world-class advanced manufacturer that...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, Q&A

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