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How six companies are inventing the future in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 26, 2022

The start of a new year always dazzles with possibility. It is a time to set new goals, explore new opportunities and seek out new experiences. Or perhaps, time to seek out new locations.

There is no better place to locate, relocate or expand than Waterloo in 2022. World-class talent, top post-secondary schools, thriving clusters in tech, manufacturing and more, countless innovation...

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Q&A, Growth

Six big Waterloo business stories from 2021

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 19, 2022

Waterloo had a big year in 2021. A record-breaking year.

We smashed existing records for new tech investment – driven by three of the fastest-growing tech companies in Canada – and Waterloo EDC smashed its own records, helping welcome more than $360 million in new investment.

We also welcomed new leadership at multiple major local organizations, which heralded a reshuffling of strategies and...

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

Eight reports from 2021 that put Waterloo on the podium

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 11, 2022

It may have been a tough test at times, but Waterloo passed 2021 with flying colours.

This past year, we came together to fuel innovation, growth and success in our community. Waterloo’s ecosystem made strides in all sectors, while our global recognition continued to accelerate despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before gearing up for another year, it’s time to step up to the podium and accept the...

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

Q&A: Cognitive Systems is going to automate your world with WiFi

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 2, 2021

Is there more to WiFi than just Internet access?

Taj Manku thinks so. He’s the Co-Founder and CEO of Cognitive Systems, a company committed to finding new uses for WiFi – a technology that is nearly as ubiquitous as electricity.

The resulting technology – WiFi Motion – expands on WiFi’s untapped potential to include motion sensing functions. Manku believes the future of the home is a responsive...

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Topics: quantum, technology, talent, business, Q&A

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