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News round-up: Seven great Waterloo business and investment stories from September 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 1, 2019

As the month of September restored motivation, routines, and productivity, a flurry of new lists and reports have highlighted the dynamism of Waterloo’s ecosystem and the benefits of expanding your company to our unique community.

Here are seven great business and investment stories from the last month:

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

Waterloo on Site Selection Magazine’s list of top Canadian regions

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 25, 2019

In its newest ranking of Canada’s best locations, Site Selection Magazine highlights Ontario as the top province for FDI and names Waterloo as one of its Top 20 Canadian regions.

Why did Ontario top the list of provinces?

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection

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

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