Adopting the University of Waterloo’s innovative education model could help catalyze Hong Kong’s innovation ecosystem, according to the school’s president, who spoke as part of a series of events on a visit to Asia this week.
Speaking at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Professor Feridun Hamdullahpur outlined Waterloo’s efforts to transform higher education to support real-world talent development, startup formation, foreign direct investment and high-end commercialization and manufacturing.
Media are invited to attend the launch of a new centre that will focus on research and building awareness nationwide for innovative adaptation solutions to increased extreme weather facing Canadian homeowners, communities, industries and governments.
HealthIM, a software company seeking to improve the treatment of people with mental illness in emergency situations, was among the big winners at the Velocity Fund Finals held today at the University of Waterloo. Velocity is an entrepreneurship program at Waterloo, and the Velocity Garage is set to be the world's largest free business incubator, thanks to a new partnership with Google and Communitech, announced today.