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Eclipse Automation Facility

Robotics & Automation

Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster

Want to expand your robotics or automation company to Canada? Waterloo is your best option. Home to a top engineering university, impressive research expertise and an unbeatable collection of industry leaders, our community has what it takes to help your company innovate and grow.

University of Waterloo Robotics

Waterloo at a Glance


Waterloo has the largest robotics and automation cluster in Canada


More than 8,200 students are enrolled in engineering programs at the University of Waterloo

Strategic Location

The right location - close to everything

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.

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This is what access looks like:

  • Trade agreements with more than 40 countries
  • One-day ground transportation to more than 187 million people
  • 105km/65mi from North America’s 4th largest metropolitan area, Toronto

Our Support Ecosystem

Discover our robotics and automation ecosystem

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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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SMART Centre

Conestoga College’s SMART Centre is a regional hub for applied research to support manufacturing enterprises.

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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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" Waterloo has an incredibly diverse talent base. It starts with highly educated, highly skilled technologists. But there's also a long vibrant history in manufacturing here. "

Matt Rendall

CEO and Co-Founder, OTTO Motors and Clearpath Robotics

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