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Ideas start at the University of Waterloo, and the Office of Research helps convert ideas into opportunity.

The Office of Research is the university's central point connecting scientists on campus or associated with Waterloo to opportunities for funding and a variety of services, including commercialization. Office of Research staff support researchers through the many phases of research including ethics review and managing funds.

Research is an integral and intensive area at Waterloo. In 2016-17, faculty, staff, and students attracted more than $205 million from public and private sources to fund research across a spectrum of challenges. Waterloo's strength in research excellence is supported by partnerships with industry, creating opportunities that generate new knowledge and further Canada's economy.

  1. Mar. 15, 2018University of Waterloo partners with Chinese institutions on connected autonomous driving

    The University of Waterloo will partner with leading institutes in China to advance research in the areas of connected and autonomous vehicle technology.

  2. Mar. 13, 2018$300,000 awarded to drive global innovation in energy solutions

    Forty University of Waterloo students will have the opportunity to travel to Africa, Latin America, and Asia to develop innovative technologies to help deliver energy solutions to impoverished communities around the world.

  3. Mar. 12, 2018Manure could heat your home

    Farm manure could be a viable source of renewable energy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing technology to produce renewable natural gas from manure so it can be added to the existing energy supply system for heating homes and powering industries. 

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  1. Mar. 28, 2018EURAXESS information session: European funding and networking opportunities

    Faculty members are welcome to attend an information session to learn about the European research initiative EURAXESS. This free networking tool supports researchers who want to make connections and create collaborations in Europe.  EURAXESS provides information on European research policy, funding, and collaborative opportunities, and hosts events throughout North America.

    A presentation by Viktoria Bodnarova, Regional Representative, EURAXESS North America, will cover:

  2. Apr. 5, 2018Research Talks: Contemporary Indigenous issues in Canada

    Join four researchers at the next Research Talks for a panel discussion about knowledge, history, and research for Waterloo staff, faculty, and students:

  3. Apr. 10, 2018Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop Series

    Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join Eric Luvisotto, Technology Transfer Officer in the Office of Research, for one or a number of presentations in the Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop series. Eric will share his experience in the field of Intellectual Property including working for two Canadian IP law firms, founding and running his own startup company, and working in-house for a large automotive parts manufacturer.

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