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Electrification of Mass Transit: Public Private Partnership Road Map with Mitsui

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am


Governments are focused on creating ZEV for public transit. Unfortunately, there is more demand than supply of ZEV public transit vehicles for the foreseeable future and a broader strategy to address the shortfall is required.

This session will help members of federal, provincial and municipal governments, academia and research organizations as well as industry suppliers who need to strategically focus on a forward-looking mandate to help integrate all clean energy platforms in a standardized way, across the spectrum to satisfy future demand for public transit vehicles.

Attendees of this session will gain insights on:
– demand profiles for public transit vehicles
– current and future state of available vehicles
– sources of clean energy propulsion solutions
– strategic insights for governments to consider in their strategy


photo of Kaoru Sakaguchi

Kaoru Sakaguchi
General Manager, Mobility Business @Mitsui & Co. (Canada) Ltd.
Kaoru Sakaguchi is a general manager with Mitsui Canada responsible for the Mobility Business Unit. He joined the company in 2019 and held various senior positions in Toronto and Calgary including Corporate Planning, HR, Western Canada Strategist, and New Venture Incubation. Before this, Kaoru worked for Goldman Sachs in Japan as a VP, American Honda affiliate in Ohio as their Chief of Staff, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and its predecessor the EXIM Bank of Japan as their country head. He has a degree in Industrial Economics from the University of Toronto.



May 11
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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RIC Centre Blog

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Startup Toolkit- Self Guided Courses

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Ideal: All entrepreneurs

Online courses to fit your needs so you can grow your company—fast. Self guided courses on Pitching to Investors, Introduction to Investment Readiness, Entrepreneurship 101, Introduction to Market Sizing, Introduction to Valuation, and B2B Sales for Founders.

MVP to Market

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Ideal: Entrepreneurs working on business model development and marketing strategy.

Applications for our MVP to Market fall cohort are now open. This 3 month program will is a mix of webinars, expert-led workshops, self-directed business activities, and peer networking to help you reach your next milestone.