5 Things to Know about the UWAFT Team

Do you want to know a bit more about the team at the University of Waterloo? From their location in Waterloo, to team accomplishments, and even a company that evolved from skills and experiences learned from AVTCs, here are five unique things about UWAFT:

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  1. Our team spans over two universities – The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. Located down the street from each other, this relationship is a match made in heaven with Waterloos strong engineering team and Lauriers knowledgeable business students. While the two universities often compete in athletics, the UWAFT partnership is a great example of how two academic institutions in a close proximity can work together to create excellent results.UWAFT_5_Things_to_Know_about_the_UWAFT_Team_ImageNumber2[1]
  2. UWAFT is one of two Canadian teams participating in the EcoCAR competition. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, our team represents our innovative roots through participation in EcoCAR.
  3. Our team at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University is located within an area of Ontario known as Silicon Valley North, which has a very high concentration of startups in the small geographic area. This unique distinction has brought a lot of attention to the area lately, due to startup successes and the tendency toward excellent innovations.
  4. UWAFT Alumni created Crosschasm, a company which consults with businesses and individuals on how to optimize their fuel efficiency based on different factors. After a first place win during the four-year ChallengeX competition, Crosschasm was created with skills learned during the challenge.
  5. In 2005, the UWAFT team created the first student-built roadworthy passenger fuel cell vehicle, also during the ChallengeX competition. This vehicle had a hydrogen fuel cell and was responsible for a first place win in that year of the competition.

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