News for Entrepreneurship

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Velocity Science returns to campus and is ready to advance the growth of science-based startups

Two males in suits standing in front of the Vena Medical booth.

Global advancements in sciences, together with digital transformation, continue to accelerate innovation, significantly impacting all sectors of the economy. Velocity Science companies lead the way, helping thousands of patients, combating production shortages, and solving accessibility issues and sustainability for long-term solutions.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Science companies compete in Concept $5K pitch competition

Poster: Concept $5K Finals eight teams compete for $5

An immigration app and waste plastic conversion technology were two Science companies competing in Concept's Spring '22 $5K pitch competition. The competition offers the opportunity for University of Waterloo student led companies with innovative solutions and high potential business ideas to showcase their hard work and compete for grant funding. 

Friday, January 21, 2022

Commending Professor Mark Servos’ efforts to track the spread of COVID-19

Mark Servos and a grad student on a boat

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Professor Mark Servos has been working tirelessly to contribute towards our understanding of COVID-19, leading wastewater testing efforts locally and across Canada. His research has recently been highlighted in the media as wastewater surveillance becomes a significant tool in our community’s efforts to track the spread of COVID-19, and his efforts are being recognized with a Minister of Colleges and Universities' Awards of Excellence.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Science students part of winning youth challenge team

A student project to reduce plastic waste was recently chosen as the Canadian winner of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) Youth Innovation Challenge.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Pharmacy graduate student leads project to connect Waterloo Region residents with vaccine appointments

Lilian Toma in the lab wearing a mask and standing in front of a fume hood

Lilian Toma started Waterloo Vaccine Tracker to help local residents find appointments