Please join us at the WICI Open House

September 20, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Davis Centre Rm. 1301

Light refreshments will be served


Thank you for joining us and making WICI’s May 2017 conference such a great success.

Living on the Precipice: Interdisciplinary Conference on Resilience in Complex Natural and Human Systems

The University of Waterloo

Full conference information can be found here

What is WICI?

The Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation is a research hub that promotes the rigorous transdisciplinary study of innovation within—and the resilient and beneficial transformation of—the complex adaptive systems essential to human well-being.


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Meet our International Scientific Advisory Council (ISAC) Members here.


ISAC Member Yaneer Bar-Yam.


Blake LeBaron's WICI Talk. Jan. 24, 2017

WICI Occasional Paper

Exergonic Innovations: The History of Britain’s Coal Exploitation
By Clayton J. M. Dasilva

This essay investigates the technological relationship between humanity and its environment, using the Industrial Revolution in Britain as a case study of exergonic innovation, where the invention of the Newcomen steam engine transformed Britain’s conception of coal and its potential, as well as that of British society.

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