Ontario construction software firm Bridgit raises $6.2-million

Mar. 17, 2019

The company now known as Bridgit Inc. began with what founders Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Lake call “crane hunting” – scouring London, Ont., for construction sites, looking for problems to solve. They found a few. And they’ve raised another $6.2-million to keep solving them.

Ontario construction software firm Bridgit raises $6.2-million

TheGlobeandMail.com

NATO selects BlackBerry's SecuSUITE for Government to secure its calls

Mar. 12, 2019

BlackBerry's SecuSUITE for Government was built for National Security and today, BlackBerry has announced that the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency have awarded BlackBerry a contract to use the services for encrypted communications.

NATO selects BlackBerry's SecuSUITE for Government to secure its calls

Crackberry.com

BlackBerry's strategic acquisition of Cylance is now complete

Feb. 22, 2019

Back In November, BlackBerry announced their plans to acquire Cylance for $1.4B but it had to pass through regulatory approvals. Now, BlackBerry has announced the process has been completed.

BlackBerry's strategic acquisition of Cylance is now complete

CrackBerry.com

Western researchers study impact of AI in the workplace

Feb. 12, 2019

Western researchers, in partnership with a Waterloo startup, will study employees’ responses to a new AI tool in their workplace.

Western researchers study impact of AI in the workplace

WesternGazette.ca

Innovation Nation: How smart cities may be too smart for their own good

Jan. 30, 2019

The devil of this technology-driven utopia is in the details, or, more specifically, the data

Innovation Nation: How smart cities may be too smart for their own good

FinancialPost.com

FLIR Systems Acquires Aeryon Labs for $200M

Jan. 28, 2019

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has acquired Aeryon Labs Inc., a leading developer of high-performance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the global military, public safety, and critical infrastructure markets for $200 million.

FLIR Systems Acquires Aeryon Labs for $200M

FinancialPost.com

Tim Berners-Lee, Kara Swisher and Thomas Friedman Coming to True North 2019 in June

Jan. 23, 2019

Communitech is pleased to announce three new keynote speakers for its second-annual True North conference, happening June 19-20, 2019 at Lot42, including web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee, Kara Swisher, Executive Editor of Recode, and Thomas Friedman, Pulitzer Prize winning writer and global affairs analyst.

Tim Berners-Lee, Kara Swisher and Thomas Friedman Coming to True North 2019 in June

FinancialPost.com

Why having a cyber insurance makes smart business sense

Jan. 22, 2019

As the threat landscape continues to grow, the fight between organisations and cybercriminals can often feel like a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game.

Why having a cyber insurance makes smart business sense

tahawultech.com

Measuring AI's Ability to Learn is Harder Than We Thought

Jan. 21, 2019

Organizations looking to benefit from the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution should be cautious about putting all their eggs in one basket, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

Measuring AI's Ability to Learn is Harder Than We Thought

TechnologyNetworks.com

Canadian companies 'staying on top of' changes in automotive tech

Jan. 18, 2019

In Canada, there are more than just manufacturing plants

Canadian companies 'staying on top of' changes in automotive tech

CBC.ca

How 3 Augmented Reality Hardware Startups Are Preparing for the Consumer Market

Jan. 16, 2019

Among the thousands of companies showing off their products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, there were also a few dozen startups dedicated to augmented reality (AR).

How 3 Augmented Reality Hardware Startups Are Preparing for the Consumer Market

Variety.com

Nobel winning UW professor reflects on the need to pursue curiosity-based research

Jan. 14, 2019

Donna Strickland wants people to be interested in science for the sake of science

Nobel winning UW professor reflects on the need to pursue curiosity-based research

KitchenerToday.com

Waterloo very much in the game in quantum computing

Jan. 12, 2019

Waterloo is not ready to take a back seat to IBM and its proclamation of leading the work in quantum computing.

Waterloo very much in the game in quantum computing

TheRecord.com

Bird hiring senior Canadian staff as scooter race comes north

Jan. 07, 2019

Scooter company Bird is looking to expand to Canada

Bird hiring senior Canadian staff as scooter race comes north

TheLogic.co

The Last Mile: First Canadian-Based Dockless Scooter Company Developing Technology

Mar. 13, 2019

ZIP Dockless Inc. (ZIP) is Canada's first dockless scooter company, and has been developing dockless scooter technology in Ontario, Canada.

The Last Mile: First Canadian-Based Dockless Scooter Company Developing Technology

PRNewswire.com

New quantum sensor could improve cancer treatment

Mar. 04, 2019

A new quantum sensor developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) has proven it can outperform existing technologies and promises significant advancements in long-range 3D imaging and monitoring the success of cancer treatments.

New quantum sensor could improve cancer treatment

uwaterloo.ca

Federal government freezes investment in wake of North Inc. layoffs

Feb. 22, 2019

The federal government has frozen its multimillion-dollar investment in North Inc. as the company reportedly laid off as much as one-third of its workforce.

Federal government freezes investment in wake of North Inc. layoffs

TheRecord.com

Waterloo Region’s technology sector is diversified according to a survey, but lacks small fast-growing firms

Feb. 12, 2019

“There is diversity, which is good for the region,” said Lee Brooks, an engineering grad from the University of Waterloo who worked for 15 years in technology marketing before starting his own firm.

Waterloo Region’s technology sector is diversified according to a survey, but lacks small fast-growing firms

TheRecord.com

REVIEW: FOCALS SMART GLASSES BY NORTH

Jan. 30, 2019

Peer through these custom-fitted smart glasses and you can almost see the future.

REVIEW: FOCALS SMART GLASSES BY NORTH

Wired.com

 Startup makes quantum leap to Waterloo Region

Jan. 23, 2019

Mohammadreza Rezaee and his wife Raina Olsen are entangled. They are the founders of Aurora Quantum Technologies, formerly known as Q Spice Labs — the first quantum startup in the Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener.

Startup makes quantum leap to Waterloo Region

TheRecord.com

Region seeks public input on locations for bike-share program

Jan. 22, 2019

A bike-sharing program is expected to arrive in Waterloo Regionfor a test run later this year. The pilot is slated to begin in thespring and end in the fall with the help of Drop Mobility, a company based in Toronto.

Region seeks public input on locations for bike-share program

CTVNews.ca

Dejero Founder Bogdan Frusina Joins Communitech's Board of Directors

Jan. 22, 2019

Communitech is pleased to announce Bogdan Frusina, Founder and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of Dejero, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Dejero Founder Bogdan Frusina Joins Communitech's Board of Directors

FinancialPost.com

 Region steps up water monitoring with made-in-Waterloo technology

Jan. 18, 2019

The region operates more than 1,000 wells. There are two types: monitoring wells that are used to track the rise and fall of groundwater levels; and the 120 pumping wells that provide tap water for households.

Region steps up water monitoring with made-in-Waterloo technology

TheRecord.com

Meddo offers a scrappy startup alternative to top-down hierarchy

Jan. 17, 2019

Designed for mid-sized to large firms, the name of this Canadian-made software platform references the word meadow - a flat gathering place where everyone can see the impact of their role

Meddo offers a scrappy startup alternative to top-down hierarchy

TheGlobeandMail.com

Waterloo incubator starts fund to let investors bet on future startup stars

Jan. 16, 2019

Grant model replaced by $50,000 equity stakes in winning early-stage startups

Waterloo incubator starts fund to let investors bet on future startup stars

FinancialPost.com

Guelph top place in Canada to find work: BMO report card

Jan. 14, 2019

The Bank of Montreal’s Labour Market Report Card for the fourth quarter of 2018 ranks Guelph as having the best labour market in Canada.

Guelph top place in Canada to find work: BMO report card

GuelphToday.com

A Mirror Image of Our Universe May Have Existed Before the Big Bang

Jan. 11, 2019

Like a mountain looming over a calm lake, it seems the universe may once have had a perfect mirror image.

A Mirror Image of Our Universe May Have Existed Before the Big Bang

LiveScience.com

 All eyes on North as Kitchener company focuses on convincing people to buy its smart glasses

Mar. 13, 2019

Kitchener-based company takes on the huge challenge of creating demand for its Focals glasses

All eyes on North as Kitchener company focuses on convincing people to buy its smart glasses

TheRecord.com

Cambridge cybersecurity firm eSentire raises US$47 million, plans move to Waterloo

Mar. 04, 2019

Data security firm expanding. Moving into old BlackBerry building due to proximity to LRT, tech hub and Waterloo university.

Cambridge cybersecurity firm eSentire raises US$47 million, plans move to Waterloo

TheRecord.com

BlackBerry, federal government pour $350M into autonomous cars

Feb. 15, 2019

Funding will create 800 jobs and 1,000 co-op spaces

BlackBerry, federal government pour $350M into autonomous cars

CBC.ca

Canada needs to commercialize AI, not just do research, industry leaders say

Feb. 08, 2019

Fewer than half of 100 machine-learning patents developed in Canada remain here: CIGI study

Canada needs to commercialize AI, not just do research, industry leaders say

CBC.ca

Descartes acquiring Toronto group of firms for $330 million

Jan. 28, 2019

Logistics technology firm Descartes Systems Group is acquiring a Toronto-based group of companies for approximately $330 million.

Descartes acquiring Toronto group of firms for $330 million

TheRecord.com

Ontario allows public road testing of autonomous cars — without someone behind the wheel

Jan. 22, 2019

Manufacturers and researchers can now test automated vehicles without a driver on public roads

Ontario allows public road testing of autonomous cars — without someone behind the wheel

CBC.ca

Ontario Government Supports Innovation and Growth in Automated Vehicle Industry

Jan. 22, 2019

Today, Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek was at the Sedra Student Design Centre at the University of Waterloo to support innovation and growth within Ontario's automated vehicle industry.

Ontario Government Supports Innovation and Growth in Automated Vehicle Industry

Ontario.ca

North reflects on retail lessons learned before expanding Focals locations in 2019

Jan. 21, 2019

At the Pepcom Digital Experience taking place during CES 2019, North co-founder Aaron Grant is approached by another smart glasses vendor, who extends a pair for him to try on.

North reflects on retail lessons learned before expanding Focals locations in 2019

ITWorldCanada.com

In search of the next Canadian unicorns

Jan. 19, 2019

Five local firms are on list of companies that could become $1-billion businesses

In search of the next Canadian unicorns

TheRecord.com

John Chen is proud of BlackBerry’s software and security pivot

Jan. 16, 2019

The BlackBerry CEO touched on the global smartphone industry, his company’s pivot to software and global free trade

John Chen is proud of BlackBerry’s software and security pivot

MobileSyrup.com

Arctic Wolf Networks has announced the acquisition of Waterloo-based RootSecure Corp

Jan. 15, 2019

AWN, based in California, allows companies to protect themselves from cybersecurity threats by providing them with their own SOC. Arctic Wolf says its AWNCyberSOC solution is a turnkey product that alerts companies to threats through hybrid AI.

Arctic Wolf Networks has announced the acquisition of Waterloo-based RootSecure Corp

betakit.com

University of Waterloo researchers working on app to help protect privacy at the border

Jan. 14, 2019

Privacy experts at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way for journalists and activists to encrypt their digital devices to protect any important information they’re carrying before they cross the border.

University of Waterloo researchers working on app to help protect privacy at the border

TheRecord.com

Local concussion device, parcel lock box featured at CES in Las Vegas

Jan. 11, 2019

Sportfitz, a Waterloo company, at Consumer Electronics Show this week along with Guelph's Danby

Local concussion device, parcel lock box featured at CES in Las Vegas

CBC.ca

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