Connecting by the billions

Connected city at night

The Internet of Things (IoT) will imminently transform the global economy. Smart, connected products made possible by pervasive wireless connectivity will create entirely new industries. Building on the University of Waterloo's entrepreneurial ethos, dynamic industry relations and unrivalled strength in information and communications technology (ICT), we have developed unique strengths in connectivity and IoT.

Researchers within the Faculty of Engineering have been working alongside more than 60 industry, non-profit and public sector partners to build Canada’s leadership in connectivity and IoT, ensuring Canadian companies can compete in global IoT equipment and service markets.

As billions of new devices emerge across the world, our research programs have focused on the interoperability of these connectivity and IoT systems – critical for maximizing the potential value of new devices and services – and on developing 5G wireless technologies.

Waterloo engineers, professors and graduate students are tackling scalability, sustainability, security and dependability challenges using an integrated approach that will be critical to solutions for a range of vertical applications.

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