University of Waterloo & University of Ontario Institute for Technology: new CATA research partners: Commercialization, R&D & Technological Change
December 6, 2010

We are very pleased to announce that the University of Waterloo & the University of Ontario Institute for Technology   have joined the growing ranks of new CATA research partners, supportive of the industry's Innovation Nation Campaign  with a special focus on thought leadership research in the areas of commercialization, research and development and commercialization.

About the University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle, is one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities. Waterloo is home to 30,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students who are dedicated to making the future better and brighter. Waterloo, known for the largest post- secondary co-operative education program in the world, supports enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery. For more information about Waterloo, visit

About University of Ontario Institute for Technology (UOIT)

As an innovative university, UOIT delivers a leading-edge learning environment that uniquely combines academic knowledge, research opportunities, hands-on skills and a vibrant student life. UOIT's more than 7,400 undergraduate and graduate students are taught by professors who are experts in their fields from around the world. As Ontario's first laptop-based university, the university offers a diverse array of challenging undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its faculties of Business and Information Technology; Education; Energy Systems and Nuclear Science; Engineering and Applied Science; Health Sciences; Science; and Social Science and Humanities. UOIT's commitment to research excellence has resulted in millions of dollars in grants and awards, including six Canada Research Chairs. To find out more, visit

++ Action Item: Please review an open letter from Sir Terry Matthews, CATA's National Spokesperson, on Why Join CATA. In the Open letter, there is also a link to a CATANet TV video interview of CATA President, John Reid, talking about thought leadership leverage provided by the CATAAlliance.