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.
Smart cities are moving towards the automation of many essential services. Quality of life for city residents relies on the safety of its buildings, roads, bridges and other infrastructures. Manual inspection of these infrastructures, besides being costly, is a tedious task that requires special skills and intense labour — especially when access to some sites, like bridges, is not easy. Due to the sheer number of bridges and inspection timelines, there is a critical backlog for inspecting bridges in Canada that requires an immediate solution.
According to a recent press-release KA Imaging began with a simple handshake between co-founders Dr. Karim S. Karim (CTO) and Amol Karnick (CEO).
University of Waterloo postdoctoral fellow and small business entrepreneur, Jason Deglint, was recently recognized with the 2021 Mitacs Global Impact Entrepreneur Award for his work tackling damages and losses in the aquaculture industry, estimated to cost $2 billion.