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Project Arrow: the all-Canadian EV driving a net-zero future

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 10, 2021

All-Canadian. Zero-emissions. Autonomous. Meet Project Arrow. 

Electric vehicles are on the rise around the world and with the rapid growth of EV manufacturing comes the opportunity for automotive innovation.

In a recent virtual event hosted by the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, Tony LaMantia, President & CEO of Waterloo EDC, and Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts...

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

October Wrap-up: A ground-breaking month for Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 1, 2021

This month, Waterloo broke ground – both literally and metaphorically – with the commencement of our new airport expansion and the launch of two new innovative research hubs at the University of Waterloo.

UWaterloo also reclaimed the title of Canada’s Most Innovative University while Ontario’s artificial intelligence ecosystem surged to new records amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are the...

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

Q&A: DarwinAI brings explainable AI to manufacturing

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 27, 2021

DarwinAI is making waves in just about every industry.

First, they were helping Audi develop far more efficient autonomous driving technology. Then they started helping Lockheed Martin with their artificial intelligence applications. When COVID-19 spread across the world, they applied their Explainable AI (XAI) platform toward developing unique new ways to detect positive cases.

And now,...

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

Waterloo: A CBRE Ecosystem Profile

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 21, 2021

Earlier this year, Waterloo was named the #1 small tech talent market in North America by CBRE. This is no small feat. In 2020, we were in a completely different category, listed as the #1 emerging tech talent market. This year’s ranking marks our huge leap from one highly coveted position to another.

So, why Waterloo?

Several factors are used to determine which tech talent market takes the...

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

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