Waterloo EDC Blog

Toronto-Waterloo a global leader in cleantech

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 24, 2022

A new report from Startup Genome has named the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor as one of the world’s top cleantech startup ecosystems, ranking 12th overall. This area was the top-ranking cleantech ecosystem in Canada and 6th in North America.

The report ranks 35 of the world’s top innovation ecosystems on six metrics: performance, funding, startup experience, knowledge, talent and focus.



Topics: tech, technology, business, 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...


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

November Wrap-up: Rankings, records and research

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 1, 2021

Thanks to the many rankings, records and research-related rewards in November, Waterloo’s business ecosystem is looking merry and bright as we head into the holiday season.

This month, it was institutions like the University of Waterloo, Conestoga College and Perimeter Institute, alongside tech companies like Faire and Uvaro, driving the news cycle – locally, nationally and internationally.



Topics: tech, technology, manufacturing, talent, business, R&D

Waterloo’s new leaders on revitalizing our tech ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 18, 2021

The best ecosystems are those that embrace change. It is understood that change is more opportunity than threat and that the best way to adapt is to seek new voices, expertise and perspectives.

Waterloo has a history of change. An industrial community for 150 years, our business ecosystem is as well-known for tech innovation as it is manufacturing these days. To become Canada’s most dynamic...


Topics: tech, technology, business, R&D

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