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August Wrap-up: Medtech accelerates in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 1, 2021

Although summer is slipping away and beach days are coming to an end, Waterloo continues to make waves in the tech industry.

From exciting new investments in health innovation to more accessible incubation programs, Waterloo is poised for an impressive autumn.

Here are the top stories from August 2021:

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

Risk: Health and Happiness

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 5, 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.

Over our “Understand the Risk” series, we’ve looked into risk areas that should be considered when planning an office relocation or choosing...

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

July Wrap-up: A record-setting month for Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 3, 2021

Time and time again, Waterloo has exceeded expectations and broken records in the global tech scene. We call it punching above our weight, but it happens so often that phrase might be out of date.

This past month has seen a flurry of tech news, with new CBRE rankings, investments in many local tech scale-ups and so much more.

Here are the top stories from July 2021:

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

40 days that put Waterloo tech in the global spotlight

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 28, 2021

Less than a year ago, we highlighted a 12-month period that – at the time – we argued was a sort of “miracle year” for Waterloo’s tech ecosystem. A year that set the foundation for a future of dynamic growth.

Since that time, growth has continued to accelerate. However, the last month and a half have forced us to reevaluate whether we were looking at too long a timeframe. That’s because the...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

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