GEDI streamlines the corporate engagement experience across the University of Waterloo by increasing visibility to events, initiatives, and strategic partnerships.
Whether you are a multinational company, startup, scaleup, or nonprofit organization, we will listen to your challenges and goals, identify opportunities and initiatives of strategic interest to you, and connect you to the research, talent, training, and technologies that will help you achieve your goals.
Industry respondents rank difficulty coordinating across many touch points as their greatest challenge working with universities.
GEDI Founding Partners
University of Waterloo students are in high demand
We will match you with Waterloo's most sought after students in multiple ways: co-op placements and research internships. Our experienced Client Managers will work with you to understand your organization's talent needs and, together with our internal partners, create a customized solution for you.
Research & Development
The world is changing quickly, stay ahead with the
University of Waterloo
Our researchers are on the leading edge of scientific, technological and policy advancement. Let us open the gateway to innovation for you by connecting you to world-class researchers and specialized facilities.
Our researchers have developed transformational inventions
Get access to the latest technologies to increase your company's competitiveness. Our world-class research combined with our unique "creator-owned" intellectual property (IP) rights policy fosters a tremendous entrepreneurial environment that drives innovations from the lab to the marketplace.
University of Waterloo's researchers turn groundbreaking ideas into commercial solutions
The GEDI Exchange is designed to connect University of Waterloo's research-backed startups and scaleups with enterprises. The Exchange fosters connections for the creation of partnerships, investments, and future customers.
Be part of the innovation happening at the University of Waterloo
We offer opportunities for you to have a physical on-campus presence and to increase your brand awareness among students and researchers.
Upskilling and retraining opportunities to support lifelong learning
Tap into learning opportunities for your employees that include existing courses as well as unique learning opportunities to support the skills development of your organization's talent. Improve performance and productivity by developing and motivating your company's top talent through a variety of professional learning opportunities, including existing courses and custom-designed programs to meet your unique needs.