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.

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watch magazine

The David Johnston Research + Technology Park's award winning publication WATCH now features "Humans of the Park" which comes out every several weeks. 

Idea Quarter WaterlooAs 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.

  1. Feb. 24, 2018Accelerator Centre Ranked 4th Best University Accelerator in the WorldPhoto of the Accelerator Building in the Research and Technology Park

  2. Feb. 7, 2018Let's Get Personal!Let's Get Personal


    During the month of February, the R+T Park community will be donating personal hygiene products to the 1st annual Let's Get Personal campaign in support of the Waterloo Wayside Centre.

    The Waterloo Wayside Centre offers support to those experiencing housing and income instability. Its clients include those who have experienced workplace injuries, addiction, physical and developmental disabilities, and mental health challenges. Services include providing free hot meals via The Bridgeport Cafe in UpTown Waterloo, medical support, the ShareWear clothing distribution service, a food bag program and so much more.

  3. Feb. 5, 2018February WATCH - Emily Jackson, VP of Communications, EtopiatechBill Singleton and Emily Jackson

    WATCH - Emily Jackson, VP of Communications, Ecopiatech

    Emily Jackson of Ecopia joins us for the second issue of WATCH. Emily shares Ecopia's progress in the mapping technology industry and how artificial intelligence plays a part in their product. as well as her transitional experience thus far switching from the Accelerator Centre to the Firm. Read about what's coming up next for Ecopia in 2018! 

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