Our Partners


Founding Partners

The University of Waterloo (UW)

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE)



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Consistently ranked Canada’s most innovative university, Waterloo is home to advanced research and teaching in science and engineering, health, environment, arts and social sciences. From quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology and health sciences research, Waterloo brings ideas and brilliant minds together, inspiring innovations with real impact today and in the future.
The KIT combines the tasks of a university of the state of Baden-Württemberg with those of a research center of the Helmholtz Association in research, teaching, and innovation. Merging the traditions of a renowned technical university and a major large-scale research institution, KIT contributes to sustainable solutions for the grand challenges that face society, industry, and the environment.            
WISE believes in clean energy that is accessible and affordable for all. Our mission is to conduct original research and develop innovative solutions and policies to help transform the energy system for long-term sustainability. We work closely with utilities, private-sector partners, government and the non-profit sector to ground our work in real-world issues.                                                                          

In Collaboration With

Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI)

Practical Action UK

Cambridge Center for Science and Policy (CSaP)

Founded in 2009, Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) is a non-profit partnership between Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo. The mandate of WGSI is to promote dialogue around complex global issues and to catalyze the long-range thinking necessary to advance ideas, opportunities and strategies for a secure and sustainable future through our Summit Series, Blueprints and Impact Activities.       

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.                                                                                                

The Centre for Science and Policy’s mission is to improve the use of expertise and evidence in public policy, delivered through a unique network of academics and policy makers. The distinctive approach of CSaP is based on addressing the questions which policy makers identify, and on building relationships characterised by mutual understanding, respect, and trust.                                                                                                                                                                           

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