David Johnston Research + Technology Park
The University of Waterloo is committed to creating a unique, community-based research and technology park, whose mandate is to foster radical innovation. The high ambition of the David Johnston Research + Technology Park is supported by a comprehensive partnership among the university, the Government of Canada, Province of Ontario, the Region of Waterloo, the City of Waterloo, Communitech, and Canada’s Technology Triangle.
The David Johnston Research + Technology Park provides a powerfully supportive base for radical, high impact research. Today, greater than 70% of the world's GDP (gross domestic product) runs on software created by companies in the R + T Park. Join those who seek commanding commercial advantage through technological leadership-organizations with the vision and drive to shift the ground under their competitors.
As a proud part of the Toronto-Waterloo corridor, Idea Quarter inhabits 3.2 million square feet of space, 16,500 tech workers, and 20,000 co-op students. With exciting features such as the new regional LRT and
world renowned universities, the area is home to 175 innovative companies. The best part is, this is only the beginning for Idea Quarter’s endless potential. The concentrated tech cluster is expanding quickly,with new buildings, businesses, and talent joining the community with every passing month.
- Nov. 30, 2018
evolv1, Canada’s First Zero-Carbon Building, Officially Opens Its Doors
EY, TextNow to collaborate with leading research & industry partners in sustainable living lab project
- Oct. 2, 2018
The David Johnston Research + Technology Park is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the City of Waterloo and Lime to launch a new escooter pilot project across R+T Park.
- Sep. 11, 2018
Waterloo-based tech company Plum, a Graduate of R+T Park's Accelerator Centre, recently announced that the University of Waterloo will pilot its predictive hiring platform to help better connect its 21,000+ students with the 6,900 employers th