Where there's a challenge, Waterloo is on it.

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At Waterloo, we’re known to turn global issues – like health care inequities, sustainability challenges and food insecurity – into global innovation.

That’s because our researchers, students, alumni and founders share a solution-driven spirit – and they deliver on it. It’s that spirit that makes us unique. It’s what makes us Waterloo.

Happening now at Waterloo

Suzanne Kearns standing in front of an airplane in a hanger

Flying the environmentally friendly skies

Researcher Suzanne Kearns pioneers the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics 

A team from Vena Medical posing in front of medical equipment

When every second counts

Device developed by Waterloo grads now being used to remove clots in brains of stroke victims

Danielle Rose looking at seedlings under a lamp

Growing innovation in the agriculture sector

Ceragen is helping farmers engineer the plant microbiome to increase crop yields

Margaret Mutumba standing in an office environment with workers on computer seated behind

The future of specialist care in Africa

MedAtlas is creating a digital solution to make fertility care in Africa more accessible 

A person working on an electronic component while standing next to a human anatomy model

Waterloo startup testing nanotechnology to reach better postoperative patient outcomes

Smart monitoring system is designed to help caregivers identify leaks, bleeds or potential infections early