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Hybrid race car team from University of Waterloo wins international competition

Sleepless nights and cans of Red Bull helped a team of engineers from the University of Waterloo win a competition to design a hybrid race car.

Source: www.cbc.ca

Waterloo beat out teams from top engineering universities across North America, Turkey and India to take first place overall at the Formula Hybrid competition held from April 27 to 30. The team also set a record for endurance – 33 laps around the track.

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Healthtech Startups Compete at Pitch Challenge in Waterloo – Techvibes.com

Recently eight of Waterloo Region’s most promising startups competed in the annual GTAN|START pitch competition. The eight companies ranged from

Source: www.techvibes.com

In first place, Medella Health won $10,000 for its pitch by co-founder Harry Gandhi. Medella Health is developing a smart contact lens that monitors glucose levels, and transmits the data in real-time to a mobile phone, so patients can better manage their diabetes.

In second, winning $5,000, was EyeCheck, which is making vision screening fast and mobile, in order to eradicate preventable blindness around the world. QidniLabs, which is working on creating an artificial kidney, won $2,000 for third place.

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CTT Releases Two New 30 – Second Animation Pieces That Showcases the Distinct Character of Waterloo Region

Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc . (CTT Inc.) announced the delivery of two award – winning 30 – second animation pieces that combine the region’s main selling points – access, talent and lifestyle – with its four powerful key characteristics: Diverse, Innovative, Collaborative and Entrepreneurial.

Source: www.exchangemagazine.com

he creative use of animation differentiates Waterloo Region from other regions that use more conventional promotional tools. This unique project provides a tangible example of the imaginative talent and innovation already here . CTT Inc. developed this animation with the inspiring support of eSolutionsGroup, a company in Waterloo Region that specializes i n digital marketing solutions and illustrates a successful example of corporate collaboration supporting regional growth and community prosperity.

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Canadian Tire opens Digital Garage in Kitchener

Canadian Tire has opened what it calls the Digital Garage in downtown Kitchener as it significantly expands the local team of innovators working on the digital transformation of the iconic retailer.

Source: www.guelphmercury.com

The name Digital Garage is a nod to the retailer’s past. The company started out in 1922 as Hamilton Tire and Garage Ltd. in Toronto. The name also pays tribute to the hallowed space garages have played in the founding of other technology giants, including Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Amazon.

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How Canadian manufacturing is set for a reawakening, with help from Ottawa

Analysis: Enough with sounding the death knell over Canada’s struggling manufacturing sector. Yes, it’s been sickly — but there’s life in the old economic workhorse yet

Source: business.financialpost.com

The EDC is forecasting U.S. growth of 3.6 per cent this year and 3.3 per cent in 2016. Canadian exports, meanwhile, should rise by seven per cent next year, after an estimated one per cent expected in 2015.

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3rd Tuesdays Thought Leadership Speaker Series

May 13 Thought Leadership Lunch Event -“Successful Companies = Successful Cities “ Featuring Sir Terry Matthews, Founder and Chairman, Wesley Clover International

Source: events.r20.constantcontact.com

Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc. is proud to announce that they have secured one of the most distinguished business icons in Europe and Canada; Wales’ first billionaire and the pride and joy of Ottawa, famous for Mitel, Newbridge Networks, etc.— Sir Terry Matthews is the keynote speaker for their May “3rd Tuesdays” Thought Leadership event.

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UW startup developing space age filters

The pores in the filters developed by Qidni Labs are sci-fi small and able to stop viruses and bacteria in the air, liquids and foods.

Source: www.therecord.com

Morteza Ahmadi and Qidni Labs believe nano-filters could replace dialysis, freeing patients from machine-based treatment and improving survival rates.

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