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Waterloo Region Based Lystek International Wins Award For Exemplary Biosolids Management & Technology Development

Waterloo Region Based Lystek International Wins Award For Exemplary Biosolids Management & Technology Development | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it

, Ontario, Apr 02, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Lystek International, a Cambridge-based biosolid management solutions company, is receiving an award from the Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) in recognition for developing technology that is changing the biosolids industry.

 

"This award is something that the entire Lystek team can celebrate and be proud of," commented Rick Mosher, company president. "We have chosen to work in this field because we understand how sound technology and best practices can help communities utilize biosolids as a resource rather than a waste. Being recognized by the WEAO for a second time reinforces what everyone here at Lystek believes and knows; the responsible re-use of organic materials makes sound economic and environmental sense."

The WEAO awards, recognizing leadership in the water industry, will be presented at its annual conference in Toronto on April 8, 2013. Lystek will be presented with the Award for Exemplary Biosolids Management - Technology Development. This particular award recognizes the development and implementation of advanced solutions with proven operational success that can be replicated in different settings and support a variety of beneficial uses, including green energy production.

 

In announcing the award, Shirley Anne Smyth, coordinator for the WEAO Residuals and Biosolids Management Awards Committee, stated; "The Lystek process demonstrates sustained excellence in advancing our knowledge of technologies for managing residuals and biosolids, technology with potential for use in many locations, operational proof of performance, improvement of biosolids handling and nutrient recovery and improvement of biosolids quality for beneficial use."

 

About Lystek: Lystek International Inc. is an organic materials recovery firm that is helping municipalities and companies reduce waste, costs, odours and greenhouse gas emissions through its innovative approach to biosolids management. Lystek technology contributes to landfill diversion and agricultural sustainability by transforming non-hazardous, organic material into a nutrient rich, CFIA registered fertilizer product.

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"The University of Waterloo is pleased to have played a role at the incubation and development stage of Lystek's growth. We are proud to be able to contribute to Lystek's world-class technology - a technology that has been recognized by peers and is having a positive impact on the environment," commented D. George Dixon, vice-president, university research, University of Waterloo.

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Beyond BlackBerry, Canadian tech is humming

Beyond BlackBerry, Canadian tech is humming | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it

Desire2Learn and other young Canadian tech companies represent tremendous potential. 

 

Desire2Learn's products are already used by 9 million learners at more than 700 schools, colleges and companies.

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Waterloo Region is proud to be leading the pack. 

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Greetings from the City of Waterloo !

Greetings from the City of Waterloo ! | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
WATERLOO ,ON -- As Mayor of the City of Waterloo, I believe our ability to reinvent ourselves and to diversify our economy has made us a community of choic
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In 2007, we received the “Intelligent Community” designation from the Intelligent Community Forum www.intelligentcommunity.org based on economic and business criteria showcasing our extensive technology sector and start-up business community, and setting the stage for superior development and growth. We continue to live up to that reputation.


From powerhouse companies like BlackBerry, OpenText and Teledyne DALSA, to up-and-coming superstars like Kik Interactive and Magnet Forensics, it’s no wonder we have been ranked among the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world (2012). Our entrepreneurial spirit and the University of Waterloo’s intellectual property policy make us a premier destination for startups.


But it isn’t just technology that draws people to Waterloo. Every year, over 45,000 students come to our city to pursue their post-secondary education – and with good reason. We are home to three internationally renowned academic institutions. The University of Waterloo has been ranked Canada’s most innovative university for the past 21 consecutive years and boasts the first and largest co-op education program in the world. Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university whose Global Innovation Exchange meets the growing local and global demand for business and math programs. Conestoga College, Ontario’s leading college also has a campus here to provide top-notch training and education activities.


Our research institutes, including the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Institute for Quantum Computing and Nanotechnology, have also landed us on the map. We really are an intelligent community.

Finance also plays a key role in our economy. Several major players in the insurance and banking industries have settled here because they recognize the stability and strength of our city. These companies enhance our quality of life, playing a key role in our economy and as respected community partners.


Our manufacturing background, which dates back to the early 1800s, is alive and well in our city. From food processing, to steel production, to smartphone assembly, this industry is a key contributor to our local economic success.


Waterloo is a dynamic city, bustling with activity and opportunities. We have low unemployment rates, a stable housing market, several development opportunities and more. Take a tour of our city and you will find impressive green space, trails and beautiful scenery that surround our inviting subdivisions and modern uptown core with award winning architecture.

People move here and stay here for a reason – in our case, for several reasons. Our healthy and safe neighbourhoods, world-class recreational facilities and events, inviting parks and trails, excellent library services, wonderful galleries and museums and top-notch festivals create the vibrant cultural lifestyle our residents and visitors have grown to love.


The strength of our city lies within the pillars of our economic vitality: technology, knowledge and education, finance, manufacturing, opportunities and culture. These pillars empower us to weather financial storms, retain our current population, attract newcomers and grow a city worthy of global recognition.


We hope you will visit us soon, but in the meantime, I encourage you to stay informed about our community at www.waterloo.ca and on our social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Major retailer opens up digital lab in Waterloo-region tech hub

Major retailer opens up digital lab in Waterloo-region tech hub | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
Canadian Tire COO Marco Marrone may have said it best: “Why would Canadian Tire want to open up a digital development lab”
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@DataPerceptions recently presented to CTT Board the findings of their study on Data Centers and Cloud Computing.  They refrenced this success for Wloo Region-- Demonstrating the Innovative strengths of the Region 

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Canadian entrepreneur puts education in the hands of millions of people with low-cost tablets

Canadian entrepreneur puts education in the hands of millions of people with low-cost tablets | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
When Suneet Singh Tuli’s son needs to learn a math concept he didn’t understand in school, he turns to the most popular educational resource of our time...
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CTT Inc is a proud to bring such an accomplished entrepreneur to #WaterlooRegion to share his story of success and lessons learned.

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Union Gas throws its support behind Elite Robot 'Rumble'

Union Gas throws its support behind Elite Robot 'Rumble' | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it

In the annual FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) run by FIRST Robotics Canada, high school students team up with technology companies to build 5-foot, 140-pound robots to compete in high-intensity "robo-sports". Volunteer professional mentors are assigned to each team.  In just six weeks, the teams of 25 students or more raise funds, design a team "brand," and build and program robots to perform specific tasks against competitors in regional events held in several provinces. FRC teams can earn a place in a world championship, and this year, Ontario participants can also qualify for over $16 million in university scholarships.

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"I can't think of a more exciting way to learn about math, science and technology and business than by building a robot and then testing its chops in this kind of high-energy showdown,"


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Cambridge’s Sustainability plan is impressive. Check out their article in Business Review Canada.

Cambridge’s Sustainability plan is impressive.  Check out their article in Business Review Canada. | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
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Waterloo Region’s population close to 560,000

Waterloo Region’s population close to 560,000 | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
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Waterloo Region is growing and growing and growing

 

The latest numbers, crunched by regional staff, peg the population of our area at 559,000 as of the end of last year.

Those numbers include full-time university and college students who live here.

 

It says the population grew by 7,000 last year, or by 1.27 per cent.

The projected population 18 years from now – in 2031 – is 729,000.

The numbers include the latest census figures, but also add in the post secondary students.

 

As for the cities, Kitchener remains king with a population of 232,000, followed by Cambridge at just under 133,000 and Waterloo at 129,000.

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CambridgeTimes Article: GRCA beautifying watershed

CambridgeTimes Article: GRCA beautifying watershed | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
Officials with the Grand River Conservation Authority are hiring four contractors to plant 217,400 trees throughout the watershed this spring.
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Officials with the Grand River Conservation Authority are hiring four contractors to plant 217,400 trees throughout the watershed this spring.

 

The trees will be planted on both public and private land and forestry staff anticipates sales of an additional 50,000 trees to landowners this spring, while staff and community groups will plant 10,000 to 20,000 trees.

 

The GRCA has planted more than 27 million trees since the 1940s and has been working with landowners since 1954.

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Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation appoints new General

Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation appoints new General | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
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CTT Inc is pleased to collaborate with Waterloo Region Tourism and Minto is a tremendous additon to the Tourism team.  Welcom abourd Minto!

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Waterloo Region website launch means tasty flavours for man Daily Exchange

Waterloo Region website launch means tasty flavours for man Daily Exchange | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
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Waterloo Region – A great culinary experience starts with the freshest ingredients and with the launch of Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation’s newest website, the Waterloo Region continues to be the perfect place to find the pairing of local flavours and farm fresh foods.

The event celebrated the launch of the Waterloo Region’s new culinary website, where bloggers, the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism had a chance to taste some of the best culinary concoctions by the region’s top chefs.

“We take a lot of pride in this region’s rural and urban appeal,” said Suzanne Simmons of Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation. “This region has some of the finest chefs who are very innovative with using local ingredients to create delicious foods. Many of these chefs have brought international experience to the region and we are proud to show them off.”

Some of the renowned restaurants in the region that were featured at the event and on the new website include the Charcoal Group, The Culinary Studio, Walper Hotel, Nick and Nat’s Uptown, Rushes Restaurant and Langdon Hall. Each restaurant had its top chef prepare a delicious dish for guests to taste. All of the participating restaurants and more can be found on the new culinary website, www.eatwaterlooregion.com.

The website is a hub to showcase the variety of flavours found in different restaurants around the region.

“We want to bring exposure to some of the local businesses and showcase some of the region’s most prized gems,” said Simmons.

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Xyratex expands its Canadian office in Kitchener

Xyratex expands its Canadian office in Kitchener | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
A global company that specializes in data storage solutions and equipment is celebrating the one-year anniversary and expansion of its new office here.
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They are a new jewel in the Region's crown and we are pleased to help them land here and thrive here. 


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Xyratex Invites Waterloo Region Business Community to Open House

Xyratex Invites Waterloo Region Business Community to Open House | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
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"We look forward to continuing to assist Xyratex in growing their business here in the Waterloo Region by providing access to collaborative business networks and potential clients," says John Jung, CEO of Canada's Technology Triangle Inc.

 

"New investments, such as the arrival and expansion of Xyratex, are significant components driving the economic health of Waterloo Region. Their success here is directly related to the support that they receive from CTT Inc and all the players that make up Team Waterloo Region."

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WalterFedy’s Head Office Achieves LEED-CI Silver Certification

WalterFedy’s Head Office Achieves LEED-CI Silver Certification | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
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CTT Inc is proud to have such an innovative, leading edge partner!  Congratulations to Walter Fedy!

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Harper Government Supports Emerging Technologies in Ontario

Harper Government Supports Emerging Technologies in Ontario | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 28, 2013) - While highlighting the Harper Government's support for the manufacturing sector in Economic Action Plan 2013, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today...
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CambridgeTimes Article: Local leaders encouraged by federal budget

CambridgeTimes Article: Local leaders encouraged by federal budget | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
In a budget that MP Gary Goodyear described as a “low-tax plan to eliminate the deficit and return to a balanced budget by 2015,” there’s plenty to be encouraged about.
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Manufacturing Summit 2013

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The second annual Manufacturing Innovation Network [MIN] Manufacturing Summit will be held on Wednesday May 1st at Bingeman’s featuring keynote speakers Ray Tanguay, Chairman Toyota Manufacturing Canada Inc. and Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Peter Hall, VP and Chief Economist of Export Development Canada (EDC).


Breakout sessions will cover the topics of labour challenges, reducing energy costs, transformation and innovation, managing risk abroad, and cashing out or retirement:  selling your business.

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CTT Inc is a proud supporter of the MIN Manufacturing Summit.  Check out the great list of speakers and break-out sessions

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Rimowa Portrait

Rimowa Portrait | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it

Rimowa, the renowned German luggage-maker, has recently opened its first North American production facility in Cambridge, Ontario. The move signals a reversal of the trend among other luggage manufacturers to take production off-shore to sites in China and the Far East. The AHK Canada team spoke to Dieter Morszeck, grandson of the company founder Paul Morszeck and President & CEO of Rimowa about the new plant in Canada, Rimowa’s products and the impact of the US finance crisis on Rimowa’s business.

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Region of Waterloo Acts On Greenhouse Gas Through Climate Action initiative

Region of Waterloo Acts On Greenhouse Gas Through Climate Action initiative | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it

The Region of Waterloo will act on community-scale greenhouse gas action plan through the ClimateActionWR through grants from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)."  

 

“The Harper Government is assisting municipalities across the country in achieving their goal of a cleaner and healthier environment for Canadians through the Green Municipal Fund,” said MP Braid. “Today’s announcement is another example of how our government — in partnership with FCM — is helping the Region of Waterloo build a greener future for our citizens.”

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The region is putting the $143,495 in funding toward developing a community-scale greenhouse gas (GHG) action plan and reduction target through the ClimateActionWR initiative.

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Canada's video-game industry ranks No. 3 worldwide

Canada's video-game industry ranks No. 3 worldwide | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
In its recent report, Essential Facts 2012, the Entertainment Software Association of Canada provided a snapshot of the computer and video-game market, with profiles of gamers in various age groups, a list of the top-selling titles of the year...
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Mike Lazaridis’s new quantum leap

Mike Lazaridis’s new quantum leap | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
With $100-million venture capital fund, RIM co-founder looks to harness the power of quantum computing
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The last time childhood friends Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin decided to work together, they ended up inventing the BlackBerry, creating the modern smartphone industry and turning Research In Motion Ltd. into what was briefly Canada’s most valuable company.

 

Now, after revolutionizing the wireless industry and cementing their home base of Waterloo, Ont., as a tech hotspot, the two men have reunited in a business venture that, albeit different, is no less bold.

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Government of Canada Encourages Waterloo Region Start-up Businesses - FedDev Ontario

Government of Canada Encourages Waterloo Region Start-up Businesses - FedDev Ontario | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
Government of Canada Encourages Waterloo Region Start-up Businesses
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Cambridge, Ontario — The Golden Triangle Angel Network (GTAN) will be able to connect more angel investors with promising new start-up businesses in the Region of Waterloo, thanks to a $100,000 Government of Canada investment announced today by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

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Government of Canada Invests in Future Science and Technology Leaders - FedDev Ontario

Government of Canada Invests in Future Science and Technology Leaders
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This investment is being provided through FedDev Ontario's Graduate Enterprise Internship, which provides funding for not-for-profit organizations and post-secondary institutions to arrange internship and mentoring opportunities for recent graduates and graduate students of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs with small- and medium-sized enterprises.

 

"Wilfrid Laurier University is looking forward to the launch of this program," said Dr. Abby Goodrum, vice-president of research at the University. "Our science programs address some of society's most pressing issues and leave our graduates well positioned to begin very productive careers. As well, this program will help to grow local industry and build long-standing collaborative relationships for innovation, turning ideas into research, development and exportable products and services."

 

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Mayor Halloran Discusses Electric Vehicle Urban Planning with University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT)

Mayor Halloran Discusses Electric Vehicle Urban Planning with University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT) | Canada's Technology Triangle Inc. | Scoop.it
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Top Seven Win by Stratford and Toronto is Vote of Confidence in Canada”

Intelligent Community Forum Executive Honoured with Diamond Jubilee Award

January 24, 2013  – The announcement yesterday by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) that the cities of Stratford and Toronto had been selected as two of the “Top Seven” Intelligent Communities in the world for 2013, shows that the global community “acknowledges the extraordinarily high level of Canada’s information economy,” said i-CANADA Chair Bill Hutchison.

 

“To have two cities from Canada in the Top Seven ranking, is a fabulous achievement,” added Mr. Hutchison. “It shows that i-CANADA’s goal is achievable — to create an Intelligent Nation, where every community could earn the prize for global best. For some communities, the future has arrived… but in Canada, the future is unevenly distributed.  We need to do a better job at getting all our centres on-board.

 

“The Intelligent Community goal is vital, because these centres consistently have higher growth, better jobs and sustainable environments.  They are simply, better places to live.”

 

Making his comments at a conference in Toronto, Mr. Hutchison presented ICF Co-Founder and Chairman John Jung with a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal: “John is a remarkable Canadian.  He has worked for decades to make Canada’s knowledge economy known throughout the world.  Many global cities owe their prosperity to John’s advice and example.”

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