the tremendous economic momentum built through research parks is at risk of slowing, even stalling, if we don’t come together to make the necessary investments in the future.
The economic ripples created by an R&T park impact all parts of a local economy. In Waterloo region, the David Johnston R+T Park has attracted global technology brands such as Agfa, Google, OpenText, and SAP. It is also home to the world renowned Waterloo Accelerator Centre, which houses upward of 40 young technology startups at any point in time. It is truly a success story that showcases what is possible when government, a university and the business community are united through a common vision for economic prosperity.