Waterloo EDC Blog

January Wrap-up: Cleantech, startups and sustainability

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 1, 2022

Waterloo kicked off 2022 with a bang. This month, our business ecosystem saw major funding announcements, earned research accolades and achieved international recognition for our cleantech and sustainability efforts.

Here are the top stories from January 2022:


Topics: tech, technology, manufacturing, talent, business, R&D

Toronto-Waterloo a global leader in cleantech

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 24, 2022

A new report from Startup Genome has named the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor as one of the world’s top cleantech startup ecosystems, ranking 12th overall. This area was the top-ranking cleantech ecosystem in Canada and 6th in North America.

The report ranks 35 of the world’s top innovation ecosystems on six metrics: performance, funding, startup experience, knowledge, talent and focus.



Topics: tech, technology, business, R&D

Five organizations leading the quantum revolution in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 21, 2022

Waterloo is at the epicentre of the quantum revolution – and has been for more than twenty years.

Nicknamed “Quantum Valley,” our complete theory-to-commercialization quantum ecosystem is high-density, collaborative and world-class. In our community, there are more than 250 researchers working in quantum theory at our top research institutions, which includes two of the world’s largest...


Topics: quantum, tech, technology, business, R&D

9 Waterloo companies bringing robots to the world

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 21, 2021

With innovative technologies and automation tools, the robotics industry is creating more productive, sustainable and efficient workplaces around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated momentum in the robotics sector, with the rise of remote work and the heightened emphasis placed on health and safety.

As the largest robotics and automation cluster in Canada, Waterloo is home to...


Topics: tech, technology, manufacturing, business, artificial intelligence

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