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Ideas take flight in Waterloo
Waterloo tech is at the heart of the sustainable aerospace revolution. Our aerospace ecosystem has more than 85 companies working in material design, software and sensor tech and other aerospace fields.

Waterloo at a Glance

Strategic Location

Access to major international markets

Waterloo’s strategic location provides easy access to domestic and international markets. We’re right on the 401 Superhighway, Canada’s largest airport - Toronto Pearson International Airport - is just 85km/53mi away and we’re right in the middle of Canada’s largest manufacturing corridor.

This is what access looks like:

  • Trade agreements with more than 50 countries
  • One-day ground transportation to more than 187 million people
  • 105km/65mi from Toronto, Canada’s largest city

Our Support Ecosystem

Waterloo can be your wingmate anytime

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Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics

The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics (WISA) is the world’s leading hub for sustainable aviation and aerospace research, technology and education.

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Built by founders for founders, Communitech is Canada’s leading innovation hub, supporting a community of more than 1,200 founders. It’s also home to the Royal Canadian Air Force’s innovation outpost.

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The University of Waterloo’s RoboHub is the largest and most active robotics and automation research group in Canada.

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They Choose Waterloo

From global leaders to the next big thing, these companies are building the future in Waterloo

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" We needed access to top engineering and research talent, as well as excellent skilled workers, and we were able to find them all in Waterloo. "

Peter Voss

President & CEO, Shimco

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