Research to Reality
The brightest people working together to solve the world’s toughest problems.
Canada’s Premier Innovation District
The David Johnston Research + Technology Park is one of Canada’s largest innovation parks. Leveraging the strengths of the University of Waterloo, Canada’s Most Innovative University, R+T Park brings together world leading companies, brilliant talent, leading researchers, and pioneering startups in place where ideas become reality.
An Engine for Innovation
Modern innovation is all about collaboration. Ranked #1 in Canada for Industry Partnerships, the University of Waterloo is built to foster collaboration, taking ideas out of the lab and into the market to make the world better.
Leading companies choose R+T Park because of the access to globally recognized talent, proximity to world-class research and development, and the incredible density of startup activity.
A Community of Innovators
R+T Park is more than office space. It’s a community of barn raisers that comes together to drive groundbreaking results, making impacts that ripple around the globe.
But it’s also a community that loves to have fun! With pop-up summer beer gardens, charity events, and recreational sports leagues, the tenants of R+T Park love to connect and collaborate outside the office. It’s also a community that gives back, participating in food and clothing drives, and more!
Where Business Thrives
One of the fastest growing communities in Canada, Waterloo is ranked #1 in Canada for quality for talent, has the second highest density of startups in the world, and is a global leader in Quantum Computing, AutoTech, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and Nanotechnology.
Anchoring the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor and located directly along Canada’s 401 superhighway, the Region provides easy access to international markets.
Waterloo has all the benefits of a large urban centre while maintaining the vibrant feel of a smaller, connected community.