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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, university of waterloo, expansion stories

10 exciting companies founded by UWaterloo alumni

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 31, 2021

The University of Waterloo has a global reputation as a technology and innovation powerhouse. One of the world’s top technology schools, UWaterloo was named “Canada’s Most Innovative University” for 28 consecutive years.

The university’s impressive tech credentials are amplified by a unique creator-owned intellectual property policy that grants full ownership to the inventor. Pair that with a...

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Topics: technology, university of waterloo, expansion stories

UWaterloo ranked top-40 globally for engineering and technology

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 8, 2021

We know that the University of Waterloo is a special place. It seems that the premier global ranking for universities agrees.

The latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) global university rankings has recognized the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) as one of the world’s top engineering, technology and science universities. That includes a top-40 rank in Engineering & Technology, a...

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Topics: technology, talent, university of waterloo

UWaterloo to launch new $35 million medtech innovation centre

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 5, 2020

The University of Waterloo has announced plans to launch an innovation centre that will focus on health innovation and medical technology with new facilities for the Waterloo startup community. Dubbed the “Innovation Arena” – a preliminary name that could change in coming years – the new 90,000 square foot centre will include a wet lab for chemical/materials science, four biosafety labs and...

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Topics: university of waterloo, expansion stories, health innovation

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