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Nine big ways Waterloo has changed in the last 10 years

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 29, 2022

In case you missed it, over the last decade Waterloo has transformed into a hub for innovation, tech excellence and a place where industry giants – and future giants – come to thrive. From the creation of tech incubators to the re-emergence of Waterloo icons, this community has supported the growth and development of a robust tech ecosystem. We have compiled a list of nine developments from the...

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Topics: quantum, technology, talent, business, site selection, R&D

Five organizations leading the quantum revolution in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 21, 2022

Waterloo is at the epicentre of the quantum revolution – and has been for more than twenty years.

Nicknamed “Quantum Valley,” our complete theory-to-commercialization quantum ecosystem is high-density, collaborative and world-class. In our community, there are more than 250 researchers working in quantum theory at our top research institutions, which includes two of the world’s largest...

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Topics: quantum, tech, technology, business, R&D

Q&A: Cognitive Systems is going to automate your world with WiFi

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 2, 2021

Is there more to WiFi than just Internet access?

Taj Manku thinks so. He’s the Co-Founder and CEO of Cognitive Systems, a company committed to finding new uses for WiFi – a technology that is nearly as ubiquitous as electricity.

The resulting technology – WiFi Motion – expands on WiFi’s untapped potential to include motion sensing functions. Manku believes the future of the home is a responsive...

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

In the room: a 360-degree look at Waterloo’s tech ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 26, 2021

Waterloo’s international reputation is built on tech talent and tech companies, for good reason. This is one of North America’s most exciting emerging tech hubs.

What’s at the foundation of Waterloo’s tech ecosystem? Canada’s top technology university – the University of Waterloo – to start. But, talent alone doesn’t get the job done. To support this talent, the local community has built an...

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Topics: quantum, technology, manufacturing, business, site selection

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