Entrepreneurship and innovation

Students working in a lab

At the University of Waterloo, entrepreneurship, innovation and science go hand in hand.

By tackling problems with a fresh perspective and the willingness to challenge today’s technology, our entrepreneurs are redefining the traditional route to commercial development. The Faculty of Science supports entrepreneurship, innovation and excellence through a variety of programs and institutional strategies.


Check out entrepreneurial programs that create unique learning opportunities and provide Science students access to high-tech equipment and mentoring.

Current startups

We are proud of our science startups - from mobile healthcare to wearable technology, Science students are leading the way.

Faculty and staff

The Faculty of Science encourages entrepreneurship at all levels through Waterloo’s progressive intellectual property policy.


Even after graduating, Waterloo Science Alumni remain part of a dynamic network of business leaders and creative minds.