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Canada's first Amazon Alexa accelerator program launches in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 6, 2019

Last week, the Waterloo-based Accelerator Centre (AC) announced that they have joined forces with Amazon’s Alexa Fund to launch an all-new accelerator program tailored to support entrepreneurs who are advancing voice-powered technologies.

The first of its kind in Canada, the Amazon Alexa Voice Tech Accelerator is built on the Accelerator Centre’s distinguished curriculum-based programming.

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Topics: technology, startup, artificial intelligence, R&D

Ford Motor Company unveils innovation centre in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 4, 2019

One of the world’s largest automotive companies has joined Waterloo – one of Canada’s top autotech ecosystems – in a very big way. Ford Motor Company surprised many in the community with the announcement that they had quietly built a team of 150 over the last two-and-a-half-years.

The newly unveiled Ford innovation centre works on vehicle communications and infotainment infrastructure, with...

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Topics: technology, automotive, R&D

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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