Waterloo EDC Blog

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

New CBRE report ranks Waterloo tech talent #1 for quality

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 4, 2019

A new report has ranked Waterloo fourth overall for tech talent and first in Canada for tech talent quality. The annual CBRE “Canada Scoring Tech Talent 2019” report grades communities in Canada in nine categories covering talent availability, quality of labour and cost competitiveness.

Here are 3 key takeaways from the report:


Topics: technology, startup, talent

News roundup: Eight business and investment stories from November 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 2, 2019

Waterloo often has a lot to celebrate when “report season” comes around, but this month was particularly exciting. With newly published reports bolstering our post-secondary institutions, tech talent and local business ecosystem, November was a big month!

Here are eight business and investment stories from the last month:


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

Five charts that illustrate Waterloo’s unique tech hub credentials

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 28, 2019

Home to Google’s Canadian engineering headquarters, major Square and SAP offices, well-known scale-ups like North and Faire, 1000+ startups and Canada’s three fastest-growing tech companies, it’s pretty clear that Waterloo is generating some pretty significant tech success.

How do we compare to other tech-heavy communities across Canada and the United States?

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Topics: technology, talent, R&D

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