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Canada’s Premier Innovation District

120 acres. 10 buildings. 1.2 million square feet. 4000 people. One of Canada’s largest research parks, the David Johnston Research + Technology Park is a unique mix of industry, researchers, startups, government, and nonprofits. 

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David Johnston Research + Technology Park

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.   

Sustainable Waterloo Region

Since 2008, Sustainable Waterloo Region has helped businesses grow and increase their profitability while reducing their impact on the environment and energy usage. Their mission is to catalyze transformation to sustainable energy systems, mobility, and buildings to build a cleaner, more diverse economy. 

R+T Park partners with AirMatrix

The David Johnston Research + Technology Park is excited to announce a new collaboration with AirMatrix, a Toronto-based startup that develops and maps 3D navigational networks for autonomous drone use. Using the R+T Park’s space, they plan to test their drones and develop a grid system for Waterloo!

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Accelerator Centre Launches New Program Aimed at Bringing the Global Investment Community to Waterloo

As Canada’s #1 private business accelerator, the AC is committed to helping startups thrive and go global from day one. To provide startups with even more opportunities to connect to the global innovation ecosystem, the AC is pleased to announce the launch of a new global market education opportunity and series of community demo days.

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The Passenger

Located in the R+T Park ION Community Space and funded by the Region of Waterloo as part of the ION Public Art program, The Passenger was sculpted by artist Brandon Vickerd. The sculpture appears at a distance as a waiting passenger, but upon closer inspection reveals itself to be a collection of small animals in disguise, highlighting the urban environment as a space that is shared with wild animals.

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OpenText builds trust and pride through social responsibility

OpenText provides the most complete and integrated Information Management platform, allowing companies to organize, integrate and protect data and content. Julie Millard, VP, Corporate Citizenship at the company, talked with the R+T Park about why the company focuses on giving back to communities, caring for the environment, and protecting their customers.

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The Cora Building to build large solar array in R+T Park

The next phase for the Cora Building shows advancement in sustainability for the R+T Park and Cora’s tenants, aligned with their and Cora Groups’ commitment to becoming more sustainable. They plan to build a 1000 panel array that is anticipated to generate 41% of the energy for The Cora Building, and includes capacity for future EV charging stations.

 

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R+T Park ION Community Space

As part of the completion of the Research and Technology ION Light Rail Transit station, the Region of Waterloo constructed a park and community space to the area that is open for public use! It features open green space, outdoor seating, and public artwork like The Passenger sculpture.

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TextNow

TextNow believes that communication belongs to everyone. The largest provider of free phone service in the US, the team at TextNow is creating affordable high-quality phone service using leading edge technology. The free app provides users with a local phone number and unlimited calling and texting to the US and Canada – without the bill. 

From lab to market: tracking SSIMWAVE’s research commercialization journey

If you’ve streamed a movie in the past few years, it’s likely you’ve already interacted with SSIMWAVE’s technology. The company commercialized research into how the human eye perceives images, and created a video compression technology that makes for the perfect viewing experience. Their system optimizes video distribution based on the device you’re using and the bandwidth available.

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Co-operative and Experiential Education

The largest of its kind in North America, the University of Waterloo’s co-op program allows students to explore careers and gain paid work experience while earning their university degree. Waterloo’s co-op program is an amazing way for students to learn to successfully interview for jobs, see how their degree relates to real-life problems, graduate with up to two years of valuable experience – and make money! 

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David Johnston Research + Technology Park

Sustainable Waterloo Region

R+T Park partners with AirMatrix

Accelerator Centre Launches New Program Aimed at Bringing the Global Investment Community to Waterloo

The Passenger

OpenText builds trust and pride through social responsibility

The Cora Building to build large solar array in R+T Park

R+T Park ION Community Space

TextNow

From lab to market: tracking SSIMWAVE’s research commercialization journey

Co-operative and Experiential Education

READY TO FIND YOUR NEW HOME?

R+T Park is growing, and we’ve got space for you. Whether you’re a startup looking for a co-working desk, a scaling company looking to lease, or a global enterprise that’s looking for a purpose-built office,
we have the right space for you. 

INNOVATION HQ

Locate Right On Campus

What better way than to attract the brightest talent, collaborate with renowned researchers, and connect to game-changing startups than to be located right on campus.  

Located at the University of Waterloo, R+T Park puts your company in the middle of everything. Tap into Canada’s largest Coop program, connect with founders at the Accelerator Centre and Velocity, and get a first look at the breakthroughs that will shape the future.  

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CONNECT TO EVERYTHING

A Hub of Activity

Not only is R+T Park located right on campus, but it’s right in the heart of the action in Waterloo.  

Need a break? There are over five kilometers of walking and biking trails connecting to a 250-acre environmental reserve and Columbia Lake. Lunch meeting? Hop on the ION light rail and you’re at the shops and restaurants in Uptown Waterloo in minutes. Feeling active? Hit the beach volleyball courts or play a round of disc golf.   

Be where the action is
DESIGNED BY YOU

Build With Us

Can’t find the perfect space? Build it! R+T Park has multiple undeveloped parcels of land available for long-term lease. Design and build your own site, customized to meet your needs.  

R+T Park can accommodate Class-A office, light industrial, maker spaces, and training facilities. We’re built to meet your needs. Let’s work together to develop the best space for you. 

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