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Need advanced manufacturing talent? Waterloo can help

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 9, 2019

Top advanced manufacturing talent – from engineers to machine operators – are getting harder to find. As one manufacturing leader told us, there are many regions across Canada and the world where the labour market has completely dried out. Waterloo is bucking this trend.

“If you are looking for machine operators or skilled assembly workers, you can find them here,” said Lukas von Arx,...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

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

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 2, 2019

There was a lot of exciting news in Waterloo over the last month, including a big announcement from Waterloo EDC, a new artificial intelligence partnership with Microsoft and the launch of a light rail system connecting the major players in Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem.

Here are seven great business and investment stories:

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Topics: technology, artificial intelligence

Canada’s first industry-led medtech hub opens in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 27, 2019

Last week, Waterloo welcomed a new addition to its innovation ecosystem: the Medical Innovation Xchange (MIX). Canada’s first industry-led hub dedicated to medtech startups, the MIX mission is to provide a collaborative space for medtech companies that supports business growth and adds to the overall success of Waterloo’s world-renowned tech ecosystem.

As founder of Intellijoint, a...

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Topics: technology, startup

SAP announces significant expansion of Waterloo operation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 17, 2019

German software giant SAP is adding 30-40 new positions at its Waterloo location, increasing their total employment to approximately 260. The company plans to add another 50 jobs over the next two or three years.

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Topics: technology

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