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 needs, 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.


GEDI Founding Partners

Cisco Systems




GEDI Partner




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#1in Canada for hands-on, experiential learningMaclean's Rankings of Canadian Comprehensive Universities
61%students have an entrance average over 90%Fall 2019
32nd globally for computer science and engineeringAcademic Ranking of World Universities 2018


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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$258 millionin research funding2018/19
28%funding from corporate partnerships2018/19
100+ fundedResearch Chairs2018/19


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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$2.6 billionper year in economic impact in Ontario 2013 Economic Impact Report
Creator-owned IPrights policyWaterloo's Policy #73
#1 in Canada most innovative university Maclean's 2019 university rankings


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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$10.6 billionraised by 433 Waterloo entrepreneursPitchBook 2019
$18 millionPre-seed funding for start-upsRobust Pre-seed Support
18.8% of allCanadian tech entrepreneurs were educated at Waterloo Impact Centre


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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41,000full and part-time studentsFall 2019
213,000+alumni since 1957
7,100+employers Waterloo Co-op


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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48,000+enrolments per year in online courses2018/19
525+ online courses in over 40 subjects Centre for Extended Learning
14,000unique students each yearCentre 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. 



University Affiliated Startups

News and Events

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Connect With Us!

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Bridget Moloney

Managing Director
519 888-4567, ext. 36526

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Aaron Pereira

Client Manager
519-888-4567, ext. 38022

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Tom Steckner

Client Manager
519-888-4567, ext. 36427