Three students from Waterloo Engineering are in Australia to pitch their fourth-year design project – a panelized housing system for Indigenous communities – at a major social entrepreneurship competition.
Emman Haider, Paula Przybylski and Sara Turner make up one of six teams from the University of Waterloo to qualify for regional Hult Prize events being staged around the world.
Their startup, Pulse Home, took first place at a Hult contest on campus, as well prizes at pitch competitions including the Velocity Fund Finals.
Hackers at the University of Waterloo topped counterparts at more than 2,000 other schools to take first-place honours in a North American league for the popular invention competitions.
The result reflected the fact over 3,200 Waterloo students took part in more than 150 events supported by Major League Hacking (MLH) during the 2017-2018 season and finished in the top three at 30 of them.
The Ontario Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (AMC), a joint partnership between McMaster University, University of Waterloo, and Western University, is helping to accelerate industry adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies, which will create jobs and strengthen the province’s reputation as a leading manufacturing region.
Since AMC was launched in April 2017, nearly 100 companies have benefited from the advanced manufacturing experts and state-of-the-art facilities at Waterloo.
Graduate students at Waterloo Engineering took the top two awards in a competition at the Velocity startup incubator to support research with commercial potential.
Jason Deglint, a PhD candidate in systems design engineering, collected $20,000 to back Blue Lion Labs, a startup that analyzes algae in water samples using a custom microscope and artificial intelligence.