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TD Bank's Waterloo innovation hub an 'incubator of ideas'

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 23, 2019

With a goal to transform itself into a “bank of the future,” TD has successfully integrated innovative thinking across its entire operation.

Waterloo became a vital part of that transformation in 2014, when TD Lab first opened its doors.

Back then, the concept of a “corporate innovation lab” was quite new. In just a few short years, corporate innovation has become increasingly critical for...

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Topics: technology, talent, financial services, business

Audi partners with Waterloo company to deploy innovative AI

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 16, 2019

New technology from Waterloo-based DarwinAI has made a big impression at Audi, the German automotive giant.

Since announcing a partnership last year, the two companies have worked to apply artificial intelligence to the development of the electronic brain behind autonomous vehicles. Using DarwinAI’s technology, Audi engineers saw a 90 per cent reduction in the number of hours spent...

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, artificial intelligence

News round-up: Six great Waterloo business and investment stories from August 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 3, 2019

As the dog days of summer end the Waterloo community is gearing up for a very busy autumn. Despite often being the quietest month of the year, August still had its fair share of exciting news, including glowing reports about Waterloo’s tech credentials and Canada’s immigration policies, and the launch of a new nanotechnology innovation centre. 

Here are six great business and investment...

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Topics: technology, talent, site selection

New OECD report lauds Canada’s immigration policies

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 14, 2019

A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) touts Canada’s economic immigration system as one of the most successful in the world and a benchmark for other countries.

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Topics: talent

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