Organization: Univ of Waterloo

Seeking New Director

The Univ of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing is seeking a new director, replacing Dr Raymond Laflamme who is leaving at an unspecified future date. The position is a five-year term with an option for a one-time renewal to provide IQC with leadership, the setting of overall strategic direction, cultivating external relationships and ensuring that…

Huawei and U of W sign research framework agreement

Huawei Technologies, Shenzhen China, has signed a strategic research partnership agreement with the Univ of Waterloo that will serve as a framework for future research and investment. The agreement, augmented by $3 million over three years from Huawei for research projects, builds on several 5G-related projects (R$, May 4/16). Areas of future research will include…

UWaterloo, Spectrum 28 support student ventures

The Univ of Waterloo‘s engineering department is partnering with Spectrum 28, Menlo Park CA, to launch a Student Venture Program to provide senior students with access to Silicon Valley industry expertise and faculty mentorship, as well as access to a $2-million venture capital fund. The idea for the entrepreneurship program came from Lyon Wong, who…

Water innovation receives $12 million from Fed Dev

The Univ of Waterloo-based Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) has received $12 million to support up to 80 industry-academic water projects. The funding was provided by the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario and is expected to benefit approximately 90 companies. SOWC’s Advancing Water Technologies program will work with the university’s Velocity Science, a…

Rotman School presents inaugural awards

Two leading institutions and a financing pioneer were the first recipients of awards presented by the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the Univ of Toronto‘s Rotman School of Management. The Labour Award was made to the Univ of Waterloo‘s Engineering and Co-op program while the Ideas Award went to the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.…

Creative Destruction Lab selects award winners

The Univ of Waterloo is one of three winners of the inaugural awards presented by the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the Univ of Toronto‘s Rotman School of Management. U of W won CDL’s Labour Award for its engineering and co-op program for its impact on Canadian competitiveness through the development and promotion of human…

Thomson Reuters to open lab at Communitech

Mass media and information giant Thomson Reuters is establishing a laboratory at Waterloo’s Communitech Hub to develop hardware and software for managing increasingly large and diverse amounts of data. Set for an official launch October 13th, Thomson Reuters Lab – Waterloo Region will focus on both external partnerships and internal innovation. Thomson Reuters possess vast…

Six neuroscience teams awarded $8.5 million

CQDM (a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research), Brain Canada and the Ontario Brain Institute have awarded nearly $8.5 million — augmented by $1.5 million in in-kind contributions — to six multi-provincial research teams. The investment will see 33 researchers from academia partnering with smaller companies to develop tools, technologies and platforms that accelerate…

Clearpath Robotics raises $14 million in venture capital

Clearpath Robotics has raised $14 million in venture capital funding to expand its portfolio of industrial applications. The Kitchener ON-based spinoff from the Univ of Waterloo bills itself as dedicated to automating the world’s “dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs” that will enable North American firms to onshore manufacturing rather than chase cheap labour. The latest…

Clearpath Robotics raises $14 million in venture capital

Clearpath Robotics has raised $14 million in venture capital funding to expand its portfolio of industrial applications. The Kitchener ON-based spinoff from the Univ of Waterloo bills itself as dedicated to automating the world’s “dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs” that will enable North American firms to onshore manufacturing rather than chase cheap labour. The latest…