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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.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Six engineering entrepreneurs named to Forbes lists

At least six former Waterloo Engineering students have made prestigious 30 Under 30 lists compiled by Forbes magazine for 2019.

Alex Rodrigues, 23, Brandon Moak, 23, Darren Fung, 28, Greta Cutulenco, 27, Praveen Arichandran, 28, and Ari Paunonen, 29, are among 600 of the “brashest entrepreneurs” in Canada and the United States selected to 30-member lists in 20 categories.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

AI tech could help cities detect expensive water leaks

Costly losses in municipal water systems could be significantly reduced using sensors and new artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Developed by researchers at Waterloo Engineering in collaboration with industry partners, the smart infrastructure technology has the potential to detect even small leaks in pipes.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Engineering sweeps prizes at Velocity pitch contest

It was a clean sweep today as startups with ties to Waterloo Engineering went home with the entire $130,000 up for grabs at the Velocity Fund Finals.

Engineering students, alumni and faculty were on teams that took all nine awards at the popular pitch event, which is staged three times a year by the Velocity entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Alumni, longtime supporter cited at awards dinner

Exceptional students were recognized along with accomplished graduates and a longtime corporate supporter as Waterloo Engineering staged its 2018 Awards Dinner for more than 400 people this week.

In addition to hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students cited for excelling in academic and extracurricular pursuits, the annual event at Federation Hall honoured alumni in four categories and a company with a history of backing researchers and students.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Researchers awarded chairs and funding through CRC program  

Waterloo Engineering research received a boost with the awarding of two Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) included in a national announcement to help “keep Canadian research at the forefront of discovery today and in the future.”

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