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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Cleantech startup takes $25,000 pitch contest prize

A startup company co-founded by Waterloo Engineering professor Michael Pope recently won $25,000 in seed funding in a pitch competition meant to encourage Canadian innovation.

Evercloak, a cleantech startup that specializes in manufacturing ultra-thin graphene and other 2D nanomaterial films, took first place in the environment and electrification development category of the Ontario Power Generation Ignite contest.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Trudeau commits $230M to SCALE AI that builds on Waterloo’s expertise

The University of Waterloo’s renowned artificial intelligence (AI) research and academic programs, including plans to train IT professionals and business executives in the field, received a significant boost today with the federal government’s commitment of $230 million to support the supply chain and logistics excellence consortium led by the SCALE AI supercluster.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Professor receives award for paper published in 2009

Mark Hancock was honoured with the 10-Year Impact Award at the ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces for a paper he co-wrote almost a decade ago as a doctoral student at the University of Calgary.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New funding available for grad students researching blockchain

To help shape the future of blockchain technologies, a funding opportunity is available for master’s and doctoral candidates.

Waterloo Engineering is offering fellowships, valued up to $50,000 for master’s and $120,000 for PhD students to undertake research in the blockchain field.

Most of the funding for the fellowships is provided by Ripple, a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in digital payments and blockchain.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Construction is underway on new AV research facility

Construction has started on a new $4.5-million research facility for autonomous vehicles near the Engineering 7 building on the east campus of the University of Waterloo.

The Autonomous Vehicle Research and Intelligence Lab (AVRIL) is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2019 with features including 10 vehicle bays.

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