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May Wrap-up: Can Canada own the podium in tech?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 1, 2021

This month was big for research and tech. With major investments from BlackBerry into research-based innovation, as well as discoveries in antenna technology and life sciences, things are moving quickly. We’re here to fill you in on the latest.

Here are the top business and investment stories of May 2021:

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

Risk: Natural Hazards and Your Business

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 27, 2021

This article is part of our "Understand the Risk" series, which looks at business risk with comparative data. Articles in this series cover natural hazards, infrastructure, economic competitiveness, stability and freedom, talent and workforce and health.

There are no hurricane evacuation route signs to be seen anywhere in Waterloo, but we do get the occasional snow day now and then. This entry...

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

How to bring top global talent to Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 19, 2021

Canada has gained an international reputation for enabling global talent recruitment.

In fact, in early 2021, the prestigious management firm Boston Consulting Group named Canada the #1 destination for global talent. This reputation is built on exceptional business-friendly immigration programs that can help your company attract, retain and relocate the world’s best international talent to...

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Topics: technology

BlackBerry launches multi-million dollar UWaterloo partnership

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 18, 2021

BlackBerry, the Waterloo-based tech giant, has announced a new five-year, multi-million dollar partnership with the University of Waterloo aimed at driving new research-based innovation in Canada.

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Topics: technology

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