Organization: Univ of Waterloo

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…

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…

Fed’s $15-million investment in IQC reannounced

Industry Canada has re-announced Budget 2014’s commitment to invest an additional $15 million over three years in the Univ of Waterloo‘s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), boosting federal investment in the institute to $89 million. The new funds will support IQC’s strategic plan to engage in the research and commercialization of quantum technologies. In addition…

Fed’s $15-million investment in IQC reannounced

Industry Canada has re-announced Budget 2014’s commitment to invest an additional $15 million over three years in the Univ of Waterloo‘s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), boosting federal investment in the institute to $89 million. The new funds will support IQC’s strategic plan to engage in the research and commercialization of quantum technologies. In addition…

MEOPAR awards $3.5 million to seven projects

The Marine Environmental, Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) has awarded $3.5 million to seven projects that competed in its second open call for applications. The targeted basic research projects are led by universities and address issues such as fog ice, ship noise, radioactivity, whale-ship collisions, storms and tsunamis. The successful projects’ lead investigators are…

NSERC provides $9.8 million for more CREATE grants

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced $9.8 million to support the second tranche of this year’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE ) grants. The funding will allow the six training programs at five Ontario-based institutions to train graduate students in the skills they require to work in industry. Grants for…