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Waterloo EDC Blog

Here's how creating an innovation outpost can help supercharge corporate innovation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 3, 2019

As new technologies such as faster networks, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, robotics and nanotechnology rapidly transform our society, large global corporations are looking for ways to adapt and innovate quickly, so that they are not left behind.

For retailers, banks, insurance companies, or even long-established manufacturers, technology is critical to a prosperous future. They...

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Topics: technology, talent, financial services, artificial intelligence

How to build a collaborative tech ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 28, 2019

Waterloo is one of the most dynamic economic regions in North America. An epicentre of activity where Google, Deloitte, D2L, North and other top tech companies mingle with a vibrant start-up ecosystem. Today, Waterloo is home to the second highest density of startup companies and one of the fastest growing tech talent markets in North America. Planned real estate development in the core of...

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Topics: technology, startup, talent

3 reasons DESCH opened their North American Headquarters in Waterloo, Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 21, 2019

DESCH began as a German owner-operated family company more than 100 years ago and is now a global company specializing in advanced mechanical and plant engineering, serving the oil and gas, construction, mining, and marine industries. When looking to expand into North America, DESCH found a home in Waterloo, Canada.

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Topics: manufacturing, talent, site selection

Here’s how Waterloo post-secondary institutions feed a tech talent pipeline

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 19, 2019

Waterloo benefits from having three of Canada’s most highly-regarded post-secondary institutions – the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. For tech companies looking to grow, these schools are an incredible resource with a multitude of tech-specific programs.

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Topics: technology, talent

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