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Thursday, July 30, 2015

New $30 million computing facility will help engineers shape smarter, safer cars

Canadian Foundation of Innovation funding of $30 million for the development of an advanced research computing facility will enable Canadian researchers to gain a deeper understanding of how the scientific, social, health and economic worlds connect.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Khandani's research receives a boost with CFI funding

Amir Khandani, an electrical and computer engineering professor, was awarded $75,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for his work on infrastructure for 5G wireless cellular networks and the Internet of Things.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Engineering startups in the running for the James Dyson Award

For the second time in two years, two Waterloo Engineering startups have been chosen out of hundreds of others as contenders for the 2015 James Dyson Award.

Grasp and Voltera V-One, both founded as Capstone Design projects, are among five Canadian finalists for the award.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Engineering students once again dominate Velocity Fund Finals

As in past Velocity pitch competitions, Waterloo Engineering students captured the majority of awards at July's Velocity Fund Finals, including the top four $25,000 prizes. The winners included:

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dean and alumni featured in Globe article about Waterloo's high-tech startups

Pearl Sullivan, dean of engineering, Mike Kirkup (MMSc ‘07, MSci), Michael Litt (BASc '10, SD), Rachel Pautler (BASc' 15, Nano), and Ted Livingston, a former engineering student are featured in a Globe and Mail article entitled Startup city: The high-tech fever reshaping Kitchener-Waterloo, part of a series written by Shane Dingman, the Globe's technology reporter. Each article explores burgeoning tech companies on the rise in various parts of  Canada, the challenges they face and how locales are supporting their rising stars.

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