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Light rail transit connects Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 14, 2021

We like to talk about the innovation hubs, exciting startups, thriving scale-ups, successful multinational companies and world-class academic institutions that are crucial to Waterloo’s success.

But what links these key pieces of Waterloo’s vaunted innovation ecosystem?

Answer: the ION light rail.

We are the smallest community in North America to launch a light rail transit project, and since...

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

September Wrap-up: Waterloo gets global recognition

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 1, 2021

Waterloo made its mark on international and national stages in September.

This month, Waterloo excelled in reports from Startup Genome, the Globe and Mail and QS World University Rankings, while strategic partnerships elevated the tech and automotive ecosystem to new heights.

Here are the top stories from September 2021:

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

August Wrap-up: Medtech accelerates in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 1, 2021

Although summer is slipping away and beach days are coming to an end, Waterloo continues to make waves in the tech industry.

From exciting new investments in health innovation to more accessible incubation programs, Waterloo is poised for an impressive autumn.

Here are the top stories from August 2021:

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

Risk: Health and Happiness

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 5, 2021

This article is part of our "Understand the Risk" series, which looks at business risk with comparative data. Articles in this series cover natural hazards, infrastructure, economic competitiveness, stability and freedom, talent and workforce and health.

Over our “Understand the Risk” series, we’ve looked into risk areas that should be considered when planning an office relocation or choosing...

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

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