Engage in research collaborations

Companies look to the University of Waterloo to partner on research, develop new technologies, and source talent.

A hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, Waterloo advances research-driven ideas by providing commercialization assistance through the Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo), support for student entrepreneurship through Velocity (the largest free startup incubator in North America) as well as the Accelerator Centre, which provides resources and guidance for startups to grow while providing partnership for existing companies and early stage investors.

Find research expertise, state-of-the art facilities, and explore research collaborations by connecting with Waterloo’s Corporate Research Partnerships team. A member of the team will help you find the right expert, guide you through the partnering process, and help leverage your funding.

  1. Dec. 8, 2020Waterloo ranked top research university for 13 straight years

    The University of Waterloo has been designated Research University of the Year among Canadian comprehensive universities by Research Infosource Inc. for the 13th consecutive year.

    The announcement by Research Infosource Inc. is part of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2020 and is based on a balanced set of input and output measures.

  2. Nov. 20, 2020Waterloo among members of new KW4Health Ontario Team

    The University of Waterloo is one of more than 30 organizations, and the only educational institution, in Waterloo Region among a newly established network of health expertise announced by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

  3. Nov. 10, 2020Engineering prof wins national award to pursue carbon nanotechnology research

    A University of Waterloo engineering professor has been awarded a prestigious 2020 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship.

    Aiping Yu, a professor of chemical engineering, is one of six recipients across Canada to receive a fellowship announced today by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The award will help establish a world-leading carbon nanotechnology centre at Waterloo.

    Read about Professor Yu's award and plans for the new carbon technology centre.

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