Need help starting or scaling your innovative transportation business?

Get expert advice for every stage of business development, from ideation and discovery through validation, commercialization, and scale-up.
Our venture growth advisors 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

In an increasingly interconnected world, the demand for efficient and sustainable transportation is growing. There has never been a better time to get involved in the smart, connected, and electric vehicle and transportation industry.


If you’re an innovator just starting out or a well-established business looking to expand, navigating the complexities of this fast-paced industry can be a daunting task. 

To help you launch or scale your smart, connected, electric, or other innovative transportation solutions, we have the resources and experience to guide you through every step of your business development journey.

  • 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
  • Investor Pitch training
  • Product development, testing and validation
  • Coaching and mentorship
  • Legal & intellectual property advice
  • Financial management

Mentorship from industry experts

We are committed to helping entrepreneurs and businesses develop and deploy innovative solutions that will pave the way for a more sustainable and connected future. Our team of Expert Advisors are here to guide you through every step of the process, from the initial concept stage to the final deployment of your integrated transportation and mobility solution.

CITM’s Expert Advisors bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table and are dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of the smart transportation industry. Whether you are just getting started, or looking to grow and scale your existing business, we have the expertise and resources necessary to help you achieve your goals.

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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