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Recommended resources for research related to entrepreneurship, startups and commercialization: from science and technology literature to market research and patents.

Market research support online

Did you know U of T Libraries has tools to help answer your market intelligence questions? Whether you need to calculate your market size or size up the competition, U of T entrepreneurs can book a 30-minute confidential one-on-one or team virtual research session to find the information needed, fast.

Our information specialists can help you find:

  • competitor information
  • market research
  • user demographics
  • industry trends
  • campus resources
  • patent searching
  • funding sources
  • specific database functionality

When: Monday to Friday during office hours as scheduled in booking software (see link below)
Where: Online via Zoom

Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot now

Please note this service is available for U of T startups only. Please have your UTORid or library barcode and PIN with you at the session. If you don't have library access please email

Need to cancel? No problem. Please cancel using the link in the confirmation email you got when you registered.

Virtual Drop-in research sessions with the UTSC Entrepreneurship Librarian

UTSC startups! Get help developing ideas and finding industry and market research with a 1:1 consultation with your dedicated Entrepreneurship Librarian, Sarah Shujah.

Weekly entrepreneurship research drop-in sessions will start again September 23. 

Time: Wednesday's 1pm-3pm EST

Where: Blackboard Collaborate

If you want to schedule a consultation or have any questions, contact