About Us

Who we are and what we do

Founded by a group of dedicated entrepreneurs in 1997, Communitech is Waterloo Region’s hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies. Over the years, we have supported and helped build a tech cluster of nearly 1,000 companies that now generates more than $30 billion in revenue.

At Communitech, we support tech companies at all stages of their growth and development—from startups to rapidly-growing mid-size companies, and large global players—to create greater numbers of successful global businesses for Ontario and Canada. 

The Communitech mission

We help tech companies start, grow & succeed

Whether you’re starting or growing your tech business, Communitech can provide you access to world-class coaching and mentoring, talent, capital, professional development opportunities, connections, and much more! How can we help you?


Communitech is a not-for-profit organization aimed at helping tech companies start, grow & succeed.

Three mandates

At Communitech, we enjoy three levels of responsibility

Regional Mandate

Primarily, we work to improve Waterloo Region’s competitiveness and visibility of a world-class tech cluster.

Provincial Mandate

A member of the Ontario Network of Excellence, Communitech functions as the implementation arm of the Province of Ontario’s commercialization and economic development.

National Mandate

Founded in 2009 by Communitech, the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) is a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECR). CDMN is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in digital media (ICT + mobile). CDMN helps bring more digital media solutions to market to create more companies, jobs, and wealth in Canada.

We help tech companies start, grow and succeed.

Member of:
One Innovation
Proud partner of:
One Innovation
Part of:
Canadian Digital Media Network
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