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March Wrap-Up: Waterloo takes on COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2020

This year is becoming history in real-time.

In Waterloo Region, March is when everyday life shifted from business-as-usual to a once-in-a-lifetime crisis. There was no lack of headlines, even when you remove the health element of COVID-19. We cancelled events and closed offices, just like everywhere else.

That isn’t what this wrap-up will focus on. Instead, this wrap-up will look at what we’re...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence, R&D

Fintech innovator Carta lands in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 12, 2020

For most of Waterloo, the news was a surprise. Carta – a California-based equity management platform – was coming to town and they were launching their local office with a 50-person workforce.

How was this possible?

Just weeks before, Kik Interactive – a well-known Waterloo-based tech company – announced that it was pivoting to focus on cryptocurrency rather than its messaging application, which...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, Q&A, R&D

How to locate in Waterloo’s tech-centric research park

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 27, 2020

This is the second part of a two-part series on the David Johnston Research + Technology Park. Click here to read part one

In the first part of our series on the David Johnston Research + Technology Park (R+T Park) at the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo), we looked at the history of the Park and its collection of tenant companies and organizations. Home to tech giants like SAP and OpenText,...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, Q&A, R&D

Building a tech cluster alongside Canada’s top technology university

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 13, 2020

This is the first part of a two-part series on the David Johnston Research + Technology Park. Click here to read part two

Waterloo is known for its deep-rooted culture of collaboration between technology entrepreneurs, community builders and researchers.

In many ways the David Johnston Research + Technology Park (R+T Park) at the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) is an embodiment of that...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, Q&A, R&D

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