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Engineering and Public Policy: 19-670: Quantitative Entrepreneurship: Analysis for New Technology Commercialization: Start

This guide

will help you investigate industry and market conditions for new technologies

Market analysis


Assessing your market means finding the potential revenue for a product or service - and there are many ways to do this, including primary research (interviews, surveys) and secondary research (reports, statistics, articles.)

We can help with the secondary research:

Demographics and characteristics of consumer markets

U.S. Government reports

Agencies of the federal government often support entrepreneurial efforts, and produce market-oriented reports, in their areas. Do a google search ending in "" to limit to governmental sources.  Examples:

Industry overviews

Find industry leaders, statistics, current status, future trends, histories and profiles here.


News sources on markets, industries

Reports on niche or new industries often appear in trade journals - found in these databases. Use search terms such as “market,” “forecast,” “trends,” “overview,” etc. along with your own market identifier, i.e. “fiber optic sensor".