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Waterloo is where innovation meets the road
From EVs to autonomous vehicles, Waterloo has more than 90 companies working in additive manufacturing, prototyping, open 3D mapping, analytics and more. Waterloo is one of seven regional sites for the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN), supporting the development of EV and autonomous vehicles with funding, mentorship, data science support and more. Oh, and we’re home to Toyota, Canada’s largest automotive manufacturer.
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Waterloo at a Glance

Tech Density

The third largest technology cluster in North America

Located along Canada’s 401 Superhighway, the Ontario Automotive Corridor is one of the richest concentrations of auto-related resources in the world with 700+ automotive suppliers, 10 vehicle assembly lines, 5 powertrain assembly lines, 5 battery assembly lines and 8 OEM R&D centres.

Our EV ecosystem is exploding, too. Here are some of the newest investments:

  • $1.4B – Toyota expanding Waterloo-based operations for hybrid manufacturing
  • $5B – Stellantis/LG building major EV battery manufacturing facility
  • $1.8B – Ford building five new EV models
  • $1.5B – Fiat Chrysler building new EV models
  • $1B – GM building electric delivery vehicles

Our Support Ecosystem

You never drive alone in Waterloo

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Autonomous Vehicle Research And Intelligence Lab

AVRIL is helping create tomorrow's advanced mobility options including automated driving, vehicle connectivity and advanced driver assistance systems.

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The Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems

CIARS provides researchers in Canada and around the world with an inspiring exploration and development environment for innovation in all aspects of electromagnetic communication and sensing science and engineering.

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Waterloo Intelligent Systems Engineering Lab

WISE Lab develops industrial research in safety and quality requirements, simulation and machine learning, with a focus on autonomous cars.

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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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" What we’re doing here in Ontario is changing the footprint of Ford forever. "

Gary Jablonski

Chief Engineer, Sync Technologies, Ford

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