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In the room: a 360-degree look at Waterloo’s R&D centres

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 8, 2020

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.

However, it is possible that our community’s greatest comparative global advantage is research. In a measure of pure research output, we compete with far larger tech hubs like Austin, Pittsburgh and Columbus. If you look at research...

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

Five things you should know about Conestoga College

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 4, 2020

We like to think that Waterloo has won the post-secondary trifecta.

The University of Waterloo is Canada’s top technology university. Wilfrid Laurier University is an excellent comprehensive school with renowned business programs.

Last but not least, Conestoga College is a leading polytechnic institute that produces work-ready talent in technology, advanced manufacturing, the skilled trades...

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Topics: quantum, tech, technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence

Three infographics on Waterloo’s workforce, demographics and economy

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 16, 2019

At Waterloo EDC, we’re always trying to create useful new resources for sharing the business investment potential of our community. To that end, we’ve created cluster maps, talent guides and step-by-step instructions for opening a remote office in Waterloo.

Now, we’re releasing three new infographics that highlight the talented workforce, diverse demographics and resilient economy that make...

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Topics: quantum, technology, business

BlackBerry launches new cybersecurity R&D lab in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 10, 2019

Earlier this year, BlackBerry announced its acquisition of Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company, positioning themselves as one of the world’s largest cybersecurity firms. BlackBerry’s security business was back in the news last week as they announced the development of a new cybersecurity research and development lab based out of their Waterloo operations centre.

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Topics: quantum, security, technology, automotive, artificial intelligence, R&D

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