Waterloo EDC Blog

Nine big ways Waterloo has changed in the last 10 years

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 6, 2021

In case you missed it, over the last decade Waterloo has transformed into a hub for innovation, tech excellence and a place where industry giants – and future giants – come to thrive. From the creation of tech incubators to the re-emergence of Waterloo icons, this community has supported the growth and development of a robust tech ecosystem. We have compiled a list of nine developments from...


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

March Wrap-up: Talent and Trains

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2021

Spring has returned and, with it, a number of familiar sights in Waterloo. The snow has started to melt. The birds are singing. Waterloo has collected another accolade for having top engineering and technology talent.

It’s like clockwork.

That’s not the only news from Waterloo last month. We have updates on trains to Toronto, a report on global talent destinations, new research capacity to...


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

10 exciting companies founded by UWaterloo alumni

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 31, 2021

The University of Waterloo has a global reputation as a technology and innovation powerhouse. One of the world’s top technology schools, UWaterloo was named “Canada’s Most Innovative University” for 28 consecutive years.

The university’s impressive tech credentials are amplified by a unique creator-owned intellectual property policy that grants full ownership to the inventor. Pair that with a...


Topics: technology, startup, manufacturing, talent

Building Robots: Q&A with Clearpath Robotics CEO Matt Rendall

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 18, 2021

Robotics is a complicated business.

You need to have visionary leaders who can identify a problem expensive enough to need robots and a solution affordable enough that it’s reasonable. You need top talent in two very different industries, technology and manufacturing. You need support: money and expertise.

There’s a reason why you don’t see robotics clusters popping up everywhere.

We know...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, Q&A

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