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News roundup: Eight business and investment stories from December 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 6, 2020

In the midst of December’s hectic holiday rush, Waterloo saw a plethora of newsworthy announcements from our business and technology community. To wrap up the decade, the University of Waterloo shared some exciting news, our AI business community continued to affirm its growing strength and Waterloo garnered some exceptional recognition from a federal minister.  

Here are eight business and...


Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business, site selection

Waterloo's top 10 business news stories from 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 18, 2019

To wish 2019 a fond farewell, Waterloo EDC decided to recap some of Waterloo’s biggest business and investment stories in 2019. The problem: there was just too much good news. Instead, we’ve prepared a series of round-ups to highlight Waterloo at its best, including a look at business expansions/investments, reports focused on talent/growth and our own favourite original pieces.

Today, we’re...


Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business, site selection

Conestoga College announces massive new skilled trades campus

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 11, 2019

A new showcase facility for skilled trades education is set to open in Waterloo Region. In late November, Conestoga College announced the $33.5 million purchase of a 250,000 square foot facility, with plans to consolidate all trades programming under one roof.


Topics: manufacturing, automotive, talent

DarwinAI is bringing artificial intelligence to new industries

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 10, 2019

Alexander Wong, co-founder of DarwinAI, wants to “democratize” artificial intelligence, so that many more companies and businesses can take advantage of it.

The company is a spinoff from research at the University of Waterloo, where Wong is an Associate Professor in Systems Design Engineering and a Canada Research Chair working in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). He and his...


Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

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