Life Sciences Ontario Road Trip Around the Province: Waterloo MedTech

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Join us during Global Biotech Week (September 28th – October 2nd) for Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) will Roadtrip (virtually) around the Province. They’ll be exploring 5 specific ecosystems in Ontario to find out what the Life Sciences sector looks like in their region, what makes their region unique and what resources are available. The presentation for each day will be from 9:00-9:30am.

Canada’s leading tech ecosystem, Waterloo Region has a track record of innovation looking to the future (ranging from the first search engine at Open Text, Canada’s largest software company to the first smartphone), and thousands of amazing new locally-grown and global companies. These businesses continue to invent the future in everything from life sciences and health technology, quantum computing, robotics, artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. From scrappy startups, to rapidly-growing scale-ups and large global brands including about 75 companies engaged in health and life sciences, Waterloo Region is home to tech of all types and sizes. Waterloo MedTech, the Accelerator Centre, Communitech, MiX, Velocity and LaunchPad provide the infrastructure to help this growth happen. Waterloo is also home to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, two of the highest-ranked universities in the country as well as Conestoga College, a leading Canadian community college. Think tanks in Waterloo Region include the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Institute for Quantum Computing. All these organizations are attracting bright talent from around the world with their faculty and staff producing multiple exciting academic and corporate spinoffs.

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This event is hosted by an organization external to the University of Guelph.

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