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Artificial Intelligence

Building AI for every industry
There’s no better place to be if you’re looking to innovate in artificial intelligence or incorporate AI into your operations. Our community is home to one of Canada’s top technology universities, a renowned AI research centre and more than 130 companies working in applied AI, natural language processing, smart robotics, machine learning and more.

Waterloo at a Glance

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Explore Canada’s Artificial Intelligence cluster

The Toronto-Waterloo Corridor is the second largest technology cluster in North America and one of the world’s top tech hubs. We have a strong focus on artificial intelligence, with hundreds of companies and unique research assets like the Vector Institute, which works with institutions, industry, startups, incubators and accelerators to advance AI research and drive its application, adoption and commercialization across Canada.

The future of innovation happens in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor:

  • 15,000 tech companies
  • 5,200+ startups 
  • More than 315,000 tech workers 
  • 16 universities and colleges
  • 8.9 million people speaking 190 languages
  • $370+ billion economy

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Canada’s most productive tech incubator, Velocity, was created by the University of Waterloo to help founders build companies that scale.

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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.

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Accelerator Centre

The Accelerator Centre is Canada’s #1 ranked private business accelerator that helps founders rapidly bring their innovation to life.

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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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" The talent pipeline here is world-class quality with better costs, retention rates and collaborative culture than anywhere in North America. "

Steve Woods

Partner & Chief Technology Officer, Inovia Capital Partners

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