News for Future graduate students

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Startup takes top prize in nanomaterials pitch event

Aquasensing logo

A startup company with deep roots at the University of Waterloo won the top prize in a pitch contest focused on the use of nanomaterials to create or improve commercial products.

AquaSensing, which designs battery-free water leak detection systems for healthcare and industrial applications, took home $10,000, plus a spot in a virtual incubator, in the Nanomaterials Virtual Pitch Contest staged by not-for-profit NanoOntario and CMC Microsystems, a not-for-profit managing Canada’s National Design Network®.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

WIN-WatCo first Dutch start-up in the Brainport region

Sushanta Mitra signing the Chamber of Commerce documents to set up the SLE Enterprises B.V. at Eindhoven

SLE Enterprises B. V., a new Dutch start-up, has been created based on the breakthrough technology of scalable liquid encapsulation (SLE). This start-up was created with assistance from Brainport Eindhoven's innovative ecosystem. Located in Southeast Brabant in the Netherlands, Brainport Eindhoven consists of high-tech manufacturing industry, an extraordinary design sector, and a unique cooperative model.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Researchers awarded over $180,000 for tools, equipment

Two Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology members will receive a total of almost $185,000 under a federal program designed to give exceptional researchers the tools and equipment needed to become leaders in their fields.

The recipients are among 21 researchers campus-wide at the University of Waterloo announced today for almost $2.66 million in backing through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Across the country, $77 million will go to support 332 research infrastructure projects at 50 universities.

Friday, November 6, 2020

WIN member wins $800K in support for COVID project

A researcher at Waterloo Engineering has been awarded $800,000 in federal funding to develop compostable personal protective equipment (PPE) and antimicrobial coatings to help fight COVID-19.