Partner with Waterloo

Research is an integral and intensive area at the University of Waterloo. In 2019-2020, Waterloo attracted more than $247 million from public and private sources to fund research across a spectrum of challenges. Waterloo's strength in research excellence is supported by partnerships with industry, creating opportunities that generate new knowledge and further Canada's economy. In fact, a third of the funding at Waterloo comes from corporate collaborations.

With world class research in a magnitude of areas, Waterloo has a long history of partnering with companies. Connect with Waterloo’s corporate research partnership managers to find the research expertise to:

  • Accelerate innovation using cutting edge labs
  • Gain early insights about groundbreaking technology and advance operating costs (e.g., contributing to telephone services, supplies, custodial, security, water, and electricity that are directly attributable to federally funded research activity)
  • Shape research objectives with answers from experts to pressing industry questions
  • Recruit advanced talent from more than 5,000 graduate students
  • Benefit from Waterloo’s flexible inventor-owned IP Policy
  • Supplement your research budget with government funding
  • Establish a reputation of working with Waterloo