The new home of Velocity – and the future of innovation and health.

A new home for the next generation of Waterloo startups

The Innovation Arena is the latest collaboration space from the University of Waterloo, located on the Health Sciences Campus in vibrant downtown Kitchener. Anchored by Velocity, it’s designed to nurture cross-sector relationships that drive innovation, foster the growth of new businesses, and transform technologies into real-word products.

Coastal Carbon and Mike Stork in Velocity space

Together, we're innovating for impact

What makes the Innovation Arena distinct is the combination of Velocity’s exceptional mentorship programs, and the extensive product development resources housed within its infrastructure. This unique offering creates a startup ecosystem like no other. To further enrich this dynamic environment, Innovation Arena resident members have been selected based on their focus on health sciences.

Here, remarkable founders, researchers and students will work with industry leaders, all with a shared mission: to further startup growth and enhance lives in both our local and global communities.

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Health innovation partnership

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January 14, 2021

Innovation Arena comes to the Region of Waterloo

University of Waterloo
November 23, 2020

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