Recent grads and new alumni are eligible to apply for a $60,000 commercialization fellowship to launch a business. The Ontario Scientists and Engineers in Business Commercialization Fellowship is a new University of Waterloo initiative for promising entrepreneurs, with support from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). Over the next two years, these one-year fellowships will be available to up to 20 Waterloo graduates and recent alumni (graduates who earned their last Waterloo degree within five years) of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs who want to commercialize their innovations and start high-tech/STEM related businesses. Almost a dozen small businesses founded by Waterloo grads have earned $60,000 through this initiative for promising entrepreneurs. Applications are due April 13, 2013.
The University of Waterloo's Office of Research has received a second round of funding for its highly successful Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative (ARC) which is supported by FedDev Ontario
This initiative will support university based projects with small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in southern Ontario on activities such as applied research, engineering design, technology development, product testing, and certification.
Innovation and collaboration are among the cornerstones of research success at Waterloo. These attributes are clearly evident in the work conducted by the university's researchers, who can be found on Pivot, as well as those linked to Senate approved centres and institutes. More information about the variety and impact of research at Waterloo is available in the collection of Spectrum of Research brochures.
(June 27, 2012)
Two University of Waterloo professors will receive more than $5-million to develop training programs in quantum information science. Seventeen Create grants were awarded at 12 universities across Canada.
(May 7, 2012)
Grants totalling $1.12 million were awarded to eight University of Waterloo researchers to assist them in building research teams and furthering their projects through the Early Researcher Awards program.
(April 12, 2012)
The University of Waterloo has joined a consortium of seven Ontario universities, the Governments of Canada and Ontario, and IBM Canada to establish the world's first virtual IBM Canada Research and Development Centre.