Research excellence

Melanie Campbell conducting research in her lab

Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the core of the University of Waterloo. Since its early days, groundbreaking research has fuelled new ideas and technologies, and a vigorous spirit of entrepreneurship has led the way in fostering a partnership of research excellence and commercialization.

Naturally, these core attributes can be found within the six foundational pillars supporting research excellence and impact, entrepreneurship, and internationalization. Strong and growing partnerships further research excellence as scientists collaborate with industry and government to take research and innovation to new levels. A strategic research plan supports the foundational pillars and Waterloo's overall research goal to become a global leader in the development and implementation of a knowledge-based society in the 21st century.