Three companies aiming to do big things in the medical technology, insurance and automotive industries are the first to receive funding through a program for promising startup ventures at the University of Waterloo.
Elucid Labs, Knote and Acerta Systems Analytics will share $400,000 provided through the Spectrum 28 Mentor & Venture Program, a partnership between venture capitalist Lyon Wong and Waterloo Engineering.
Students at the University of Waterloo have been chosen to compete in General Motors AutoDrive Challenge, a three year autonomous vehicle design competition to develop and demonstrate a fully operational driverless vehicle.
Professor Raafat Mansour's PhD student, Tejinder Singh, has won a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for his research project "Miniature Phase-Change Materials-based RF Switch Matrices for Wireless and Satellite Communication Systems".
ECE Professor Sherman Shen has been designated "University Professor" by the University of Waterloo's Tenure & Promotion Committee. Professor Shen is the first in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to be honoured with this distinction.
A novel combination of advanced design tools, low cost materials and commonly used manufacturing technologies and processes is helping University of Waterloo engineering professor Karim S. Karim develop better, safer imaging at a lower cost.
His startup company, KA Imaging, is commercializing a highly sensitive X-ray detector that produces a higher quality image with almost 40 percent less radiation, making the technology safer for both patients and the clinicians that operate it.
The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) is hosting Energy Day 2017 all day today, billed as a meet-up of academic, industry and government experts who have come together to share insights and new ideas for our energy future.
Attendees will meet and mingle with WISE researchers, talented young Waterloo entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders.
The Distinguished Teacher Awards for 2017 will be presented to four faculty members at convocation, associate vice-president, academic Mario Coniglio announced at last night’s meeting of the university senate.
Two teams of engineering students at the University of Waterloo have been awarded $50,000 each to turn their fourth-year projects into startup companies after graduation.
The funding is provided by celebrated Waterloo Engineering graduates Chamath Palihapitiya and his wife Brigette Lau, founders of Social Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund dedicated to solving some of the world’s most difficult problems.