Are you looking for the latest information, trends and market data for a business plan or investor pitch?

Thanks to one of our partners, MaRS, Communitech startups who meet the criteria can access the best market intelligence in the world–with no limit and at no cost.

Who qualifies

Startups in the Strategic Growth Program who also meet the following criteria:

  • You’re headquartered in Ontario and technology-based (exceptions are social ventures)
  • You’re pre-revenue or under $1 million in revenue/year
  • You’ve received less than $5 million in total funding since established (not inclusive of research and development grants)


What is included


  • Market research reports published by vendors covering ICT, Health and Cleantech
  • Data and statistics on consumer, industry and technology trends and market size
  • Unlimited number of requests (up to five reports per request pending availability)


What is not included


  • Marketing lists (lead, mailing or target lists)
  • Pricing lists and pricing models
  • Statistics available from public sources such as Canadian and US business counts and census data at the provincial, state, city level
  • Private company financials
  • Custom IP and patent searches
  • Custom consumer demographics, market assessments or competitive landscape


How to access

Research is requested through your Communitech advisor and our business analyst who will help you to formulate your request. Your request is then submitted to MaRS Market Intelligence, who will investigate premium market intelligence resources to fulfill your venture’s requirements. Turnaround averages 10 business days.


MaRS Market Intelligence subscribes to several databases with varying degrees of industry sector coverage and access:

  • BCC Research – multiple industries
  • CleanTech Group – cleantech
  • comScore* – web and mobile analytics
  • eMarketer – ICT
  • Forrester – ICT
  • Frost & Sullivan – multiple industries
  • Gartner* – ICT
  • Greentech Media* – cleantech
  • IBIS World – USA – multiple industries
  • IDC* – ICT
  • IHS Emerging Energy Research* – cleantech
  • MarketLine (Datamonitor) – multiple industries
  • com/Profound* – multiple industries
  • MedTrack – pharma/biotech/med devices
  • Thomson Innovation* – patents
  • Thomson Pharma – pharma/clinical
  • VentureSource – investment

Databases to which we have limited access are marked with an asterisk (*).


Questions? Ashley Campbell is happy to help.

Strategic Growth Team Coordinator | Email Ashley or call 519-888-9944

Email Ashley
or call 519-888-9944