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Automate to innovate: Q&A with ATS Automation’s Simon Drexler

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 28, 2021

ATS Automation is one of Waterloo’s most successful companies – that’s saying a lot for a community with a global reputation for tech.

In Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster – yes, we have 90+ companies that fit the description – ATS is the undoubted giant. The company has more than 5000 employees around the world, serves a global market and had revenues of more than $1.4 billion...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Q&A

Q&A: Tech giant EPAM joins the Waterloo tech ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 20, 2021

Waterloo Region is no stranger to major multinational companies. We have homegrown examples like BlackBerry, OpenText and ATS Automation. We have foreign companies with major local operations like Google, SAP and Oracle NetSuite.Now, we’re adding EPAM Systems to the fold.EPAM is a true giant. They have 41,000+ employees, operate in 35+ countries and had $2.7 billion in revenue in 2020. They...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, Q&A

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...

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

Three key findings: New report on startup funding in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 8, 2020

Hockeystick, a company that connects startups with capital and connections to help them grow, released their quarterly report on Waterloo’s tech ecosystem last week. The report highlights a busy Q2 for Waterloo’s tech scene, with more than $140M invested in local tech companies.

“From a national perspective, the Waterloo Region is a small population base with tremendous deal activity and...

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Topics: talent, business, site selection, Q&A

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