#1 for Industry Partnership
At R+T Park we bring industry together with research, talent, and startups to go beyond ideas, solve real-world problems, get real-world results, and make real change.
R&D That Matters
The University of Waterloo is renowned for taking ideas and research out of the lab into the real world. UW ranks #1 in the world for student-employer partnerships and #1 in Canada for Industry Partnerships.
What does that mean? It means that we’re serious about working with you to go beyond ideas and turn research into fully realized, valuable IP, and market ready products.
Things are changing fast and companies need to innovate or risk dying. At R+T Park we know that’s easy to say, but hard to act on, which is why we work closely with the University of Waterloo and our incubator partners to help companies develop actionable strategies that can help them act nimble, experiment quickly, and beat the competition.
The Accelerator Centre, one of the top accelerators in the world, offers a comprehensive corporate innovation program designed to help companies spin out innovation teams, think differently about customer problems, and validate solutions faster.
What Makes Waterloo Different
Waterloo’s inventor-owned IP policy allows companies to collaborate directly with researchers, making it easier to commercialize research quickly.
Companies choose R+T Park because it puts them right on campus, directly connected to world-renowned faculty and graduate researchers, getting an early look at emerging technology that’s poised to change the world.
Connect With The Best
Not every university makes it easy to plug in and collaborate. That’s why we created the Gateway for Enterprises to Discover Innovation (GEDI) at the University of Waterloo.
GEDI partners with companies of all sizes to assess needs, identify opportunities, and connect you to the research, talent, training, and technologies that will help you reach your organization’s goals.