In 1999, Roman Baldur, adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo, created the IBIS (Integrated Ballistics Identification System). It was a combination of a computer-enhanced bullet and cartridge identification system for comparing and identifying bullets after being fired. Originally from Poland, Roman was was an innovator and recipient of the Ernest C. Manning Innovations Award in the field of Forensic Science (1999).
One of Waterloo Region’s most recognizable icons of innovation in Waterloo Region stems from BlackBerry Ltd., formerly Research In Motion (RIM)
Communitech was founded by a group of entrepreneurs committed to making Waterloo Region a global innovation leader