Access the full innovation capacity of the University of Waterloo

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.


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GEDI Founding Partners

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#1in Canada for computer science, engineering, math, and experiential learningMaclean's 2022
69%students have an entrance average 90% or moreFall 2020
#2in Canada for computer science and engineeringU.S. News and World Report 2020


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

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$247.7 millionin research funding from public and private sources2019/20
26%funding from corporate collaborations2019/20
#1Research University of the YearResearch Infosource 2020


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.


Licensable Technology

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$1.52 billionto Canada's GDP with over 12,100 full time jobs2017/18
Creator-owned IPrights policyWaterloo's Policy #73
#1in Canada for most innovative university Maclean's 2022


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.


GEDI Exchange

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$12.9 billionraised by 474 Waterloo entrepreneursPitchBook 2020
$2.3 billion in revenue and 7,500 jobs generated by Waterloo entrepreneurship programs in last decadeDeloitte Canada 2019
19% of tech founders in Canada graduated from WaterlooUniversity of Toronto Impact Centre, 2019


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. 



Campus Presence

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42,000+full and part-time studentsFall 2020
227,000+alumni in 151 countries since 1957
7,100+active co-op employers from over 60 countries2020/21


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.


Continuous Learning

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52,000+enrolments in online courses2019/20
525online University coursesCentre for Extended Learning
186,000 alumni in 151 countriesCentre for Extended Learning


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.


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Bridget Moloney

Managing Director

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Tom Steckner

Client Manager