Waterloo EDC Blog

April Wrap-up: Canada is #1!

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 3, 2021

Things are heating up in Waterloo. In April, we saw Canada receive a global #1 ranking, significant new investment in local tech companies and the arrival of a true tech giant. We also found out who would lead Communitech – Canada’s leading tech innovation hub – after 17 years of fantastic stewardship under Iain Klugman.

Here are the top stories from April 2021:


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

Automate to innovate: Q&A with ATS Automation’s Simon Drexler

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 28, 2021

ATS Automation is one of Waterloo’s most successful companies – that’s saying a lot for a community with a global reputation for tech.

In Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster – yes, we have 90+ companies that fit the description – ATS is the undoubted giant. The company has more than 5000 employees around the world, serves a global market and had revenues of more than $1.4 billion...


Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Q&A

Q&A: Tech giant EPAM joins the Waterloo tech ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 20, 2021

Waterloo Region is no stranger to major multinational companies. We have homegrown examples like BlackBerry, OpenText and ATS Automation. We have foreign companies with major local operations like Google, SAP and Oracle NetSuite.Now, we’re adding EPAM Systems to the fold.EPAM is a true giant. They have 41,000+ employees, operate in 35+ countries and had $2.7 billion in revenue in 2020. They...


Topics: technology, talent, business, Q&A

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

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