Waterloo EDC Blog

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Berlin

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 10, 2020

Waterloo is a special place for tech.

Our ecosystem’s tech credentials – especially in talent, business costs and research productivity – place us among North America’s most dynamic hubs and we can prove it. We recently published data-driven comparisons between Waterloo’s tech ecosystem and up-and-coming US tech markets like Austin, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Columbus, Detroit and Phoenix....


Topics: technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

UWaterloo to launch new $35 million medtech innovation centre

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 5, 2020

The University of Waterloo has announced plans to launch an innovation centre that will focus on health innovation and medical technology with new facilities for the Waterloo startup community. Dubbed the “Innovation Arena” – a preliminary name that could change in coming years – the new 90,000 square foot centre will include a wet lab for chemical/materials science, four biosafety labs and...


Topics: technology, talent

Five things you need to know about opening an international office

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 4, 2020

It takes great talent to scale your business. Finding that talent in your city can be challenging — especially in large cities where competition for top tech talent is fierce. The solution for many businesses is opening international offices that act as a tech talent magnet.

Waterloo is one of those communities where businesses have opened offices to take advantage of a highly skilled talent...


Topics: technology, talent

October Wrap-Up: Two Unicorns and Canada's top tech university

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 2, 2020

October was a great month for Waterloo’s tech ecosystem, with the region’s talent and scale-up companies taking centre stage. This month, Waterloo gained another unicorn, celebrated Canada’s top technology university and saw local companies accelerate their growth.

Here are our top stories from October 2020:


Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence, R&D

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