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April Wrap-Up: The tide is starting to turn

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 4, 2020

If March was a scramble to react to an unprecedented crisis, then April was when we started to take the fight to COVID-19.

This month saw the largest peacetime mobilization of industrial capacity in Canada’s history, including a few huge pivots that make Waterloo a focal point in the manufacture of medical supplies. We also saw governments – federal and provincial – launch unprecedented...

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Topics: manufacturing, R&D, industry news

Auto manufacturers lead in Canada’s historic industrial mobilization

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 30, 2020

We’re all doing our best to help. That’s what we need right now.

For most of us, that means staying inside, respecting the call for physical distancing and, for those with the resources, giving what we can to charities and hospitals.

For many companies, this means offering their products for free or creating new products/services that will help individuals, businesses and communities cope with...

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Topics: manufacturing, R&D, industry news

Day-by-day breakdown: InkSmith’s ultimate COVID-19 pivot

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 7, 2020

Necessity is the mother of invention.

We’ve heard that term a lot in the last few weeks as companies around the world shift their focus from standard product lines to something – anything – that will help during the COVID-19 crisis.

It’s hard to find a more dramatic example of this sort of pivot than InkSmith.

A little over two weeks ago, they were an edtech company working with teachers around...

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Topics: manufacturing, R&D, expansion stories

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: R&D, fintech, expansion stories

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