Need help starting or scaling your business?

Get expert advice for every stage of business development, from ideation and discovery through validation, commercialization and scale-up.
Our client services team will connect you with industry experts, services, programs, opportunities and partnerships to help you overcome challenges and reach your business goals.

Client Services for Business Development

All the knowledge and support you need to get growing

Whether you are just getting started, or trying to grow and scale, we’re here to support your business development journey with the help and expertise you need.


  • Expert advisors
  • Strategic connections
  • Value proposition
  • Business model and planning
  • Market research reports
  • Technology pilots
  • Marketing and sales planning
  • Operational analysis
  • Hiring and human resources
  • Funding and investment
  • Pitch training
  • Product development, testing and validation
  • Coaching and mentorship
  • Legal & IP advice
  • Financial management

Mentorship from industry experts

CITM’s Expert Advisors work with you to develop, commercialize and deploy smart transportation and electric vehicle solutions for a green, connected future.

One to One Mentorship for business development

Programs and resources to jumpstart success

Innovation Challenges

Solve real-world problems in areas such as smart, connected transportation, electrified powertrain and EV energy infrastructure.

Engineering and Design Resources

Design, prototype & build your solution with help from multi-disciplinary expertise, engineering services, and turnkey electronic design solutions. 

Advanced Manufacturing Resources

Need to optimize your product design for scalable manufacturing? Access leading-edge manufacturing technology and expertise to make it happen.

Data and Analytics Resources

Utilize aggregated data libraries and analytics for research, testing and development of your technology solutions.

Funding and Investment Resources

Prepare to become investment ready with resources for business development. Discover grants and funding opportunities to support your growth at every stage.

Academy at Innovation Factory

A full suite of learning opportunities for entrepreneurs, including online modules spanning business development, technology, human resources and legal issues.

Ecosystem Programs & More

Access partner technology platforms, tools and technical resources for product research, development, testing and validation.

SmartCone EdgeSmart Accelerator

The SmartCone technology platform enables device and sensor manufacturers and application developers to accelerate product development.

Smart Transportation Network + DataStor

Test your tech solutions and tap into rich datasets in Ontario’s first live, multi-site 5G R&D network and comprehensive data repository.

Group of Entrepreneurs work on Business Development after Immigration to Canada Startup Visa Program

Start-up Visa Program

Canada is calling. Bring your business here.

Canada’s Start-up Visa Program offers Permanent Residence to immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build a business in Canada. Our Runway Accelerator program aims to assess, select, and support start-ups as they work through the Start-up Visa Program. Companies accepted into this program receive customized services and resources that help them set their business up for success in Canada, along with a Letter of Support.

CITM client success stories

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