A Uniquely Entrepreneurial University

2018 GOAL » Solidify Waterloo’s global leadership in all forms of entrepreneurship education, practice and research

Entrepreneurship at Waterloo isn’t business as usual — extending from its classrooms to global communities, from research labs to innovative startups, it’s a spirit defined by a burning desire to make things better. Waterloo embraces entrepreneurial approaches in teaching, learning and scholarship — educating, inspiring and employing people who lead change.

2013-2018 objectives

Waterloo will lead Canada’s innovation agenda and aspire to be recognized as a uniquely entrepreneurial university. By 2018 these efforts will:

  • Enhance student opportunities to participate in entrepreneurial activities
  • Build relationships and generate opportunities with entrepreneurial communities and agencies
  • Advance commercialization and other forms of utilization of leading-edge entrepreneurial research and intellectual property
  • Make entrepreneurship a key element of the Waterloo brand

Measuring progress and outcomes

Entrepreneurship is promoted both in academic programs, research and in practice at Waterloo, and throughout Waterloo’s vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial practices are encouraged in every aspect of the Waterloo community – among faculty, students and staff. Progress and outcomes measures for entrepreneurship reflect this complex theme.

View our progress and outcomes measures