What does it take to transform a community into one of the top, globally recognized innovation centres of the world?
A flood of top quality talent streaming out of universities and colleges, combined with accelerators, incubators and community partners that uplift innovators to launch multinational, multi-billion dollar companies has forged a thriving tech ecosystem in one of Canada’s most prized mid-sized cities: Waterloo.
In this Spotlight, learn how Waterloo’s rich history as a manufacturing hub and tech town has made it one of the top draws for foreign investors to Canada.
- Waterloo is home to approximately 1,400 technology firms and its density as a mid-sized city allows for collisions and convergences that accelerate innovation.
- Waterloo has a dynamic, diverse and supportive business ecosystem with companies of all sizes in manufacturing, agriculture, finance, insurance and tech, among other industries.
- Waterloo’s academic institutions rank among the highest in the world, with particularly strong talent in business, artificial intelligence, mathematics, engineering and quantum computing.
- The federal and provincial governments provide programs, incentives and grants to foreign investors in the Waterloo region.