Innovative Space Carrier Inc.(Chuo-ku, Tokyo; CEOKojiro Hatada), a startup company that aims to create a transportation system that makes space reusablepossible, is pleased to announce that Keiichiro Shimada has been appointed Chief Business Officer (CBO), effective October 1.
WE BELIEVE IN "A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE AND CARGO ARE DELIVERED EVERY DAY. OUR VISION IS TO ACHIEVE HIGH-FREQUENCY SPACE TRANSPORTATION IN THE 2040S USING FULLY REUSABLE SINGLE-STAGE SPACE VEHICLES (SSTOS). OUR VISION IS TO DEVELOP A REUSABLE SPACE TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WITH THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF CONDUCTING HIGH-FREQUENCY SPACE TRANSPORTATION USING A FULLY REUSABLE SINGLE-STAGE SPACE REUSABLEVEHICLE (SSTO) IN THE 2040S.
On September 29, we were selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to receive a 100% subsidy of up to 2 billion yen for 12 months up to the first stage gate, under the project theme: Development and demonstration of commercial rockets. Through the subsidized project, we aim to conduct a demonstration flight in a maximum of 4.5 years, and after the subsidized project, we will work on overcoming issues necessary for commercialization and accelerate social implementation.
In parallel with the development of technology based on these subsidized projects, it is necessary to accelerate the study of space transportation and spaceport business, which is why we have decided to bring in Mr. Shimada as Chief Business Officer.
◾️ Biography of Keiichiro Shimada
He is an entrepreneur born in the United States. After graduating from the School of Commerce at Waseda University, he has worked as an innovation leader, business manager, and executive at Matsushita Electric (now Panasonic), Lucent Technology Japan, a start-up company, Dentsu, IBM Japan, and R/GA. He specializes in creating "world's first", "regional's first", and "industry's first" solutions and new businesses by combining creativity, strategy, and technology. He has given more than 150 keynote presentations at global tech conferences in over 40 countries in the creative and innovation fields. In addition to winning the world's top three advertising awards, global innovation awards, and government contests, he holds a disaster-related patent in Japan and has filed a patent application in the U.S. for behavioral analytics.
COMMENTS FROM KOJIRO HATADA, CEO OF ◾️
MHI IS WORKING TO REVOLUTIONIZE SPACE TRANSPORTATION, BACKCASTING ITS BUSINESS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT IT SHOULD BE IN THE FUTURE. I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH MR. SHIMADA AS AN EVANGELIST TO PROMOTE THE USE OF MICHIBIKI, A DOMESTIC GPS SATELLITE OPERATED BY THE CABINET OFFICE, AND WE HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER ON THE IDEAL VISION OF SPACE UTILIZATION IN THE FUTURE. WE ARE VERY ENCOURAGED THAT MR. SHIMADA SHARES OUR COMPANY'S PHILOSOPHY AND HAS JOINED US. TOGETHER WITH MR. SHIMADA, WE WILL BUILD AN IDEAL TEAM TO ACCELERATE THE CREATION AND SOCIAL IMPLEMENTATION OF INNOVATIVE SPACE TRANSPORTATION BUSINESS NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
◾️CBO KEIICHIRO SHIMADA COMMENTS
AS CBO, I WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH CEO HATADA AND OTHERS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COMPANY TO DEVELOP GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE BUSINESS MODELS BY LEVERAGING MY EXPERTISE IN NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MY ABILITY TO CREATE WORLD, REGIONAL, AND INDUSTRY-FIRST INNOVATIONS. I WILL TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE OF DEVELOPING A BUSINESS MODEL THAT CAN BE USED GLOBALLY.
◾️We are actively recruiting personnel!
We want to go to space from Japan.
We are up for the challenge.
Aerospace technology x Knowledge of different industries x Backcast thinking
Creating new industries for the future.
Do work that is worth the challenge of your life.
We are accelerating the hiring of not only engineers but also corporate personnel.
I am looking forward to the challenge from those who are willing to take on the challenge! We are looking forward to hearing from those who are willing to take up the challenge.
Click here for the recruitment page
CEO HATADA WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE FOLLOWING EVENT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OUR INITIATIVES, PLEASE JOIN US AND LISTEN TO THE PRESENTATION.
Date & Time October 7
Name The 9th Rocket Exchange
Place: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Form Panel Speaker (with YouTube streaming)
Date and time October 12
Name Hokkaido Space Summit 2023
Location Bell Classic Obihiro
Form Lunchtime talk session
DATE AND TIME OCTOBER 17 (OS10) AND 18 (OS53)
Name: The 67th Space Science and Technology Union Lecture (UCSU)
PLACE: TOYAMA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER, ANA CROWN HOTEL TOYAMA
FORM: LECTURE (OS10 ORGANIC COLLABORATION IN THE SPACE INDUSTRY), PANEL SPEAKER (OS53 PRIVATE SECTOR DRIVEN FUTURE SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS)
Date and time: November 27 - December 1
NAME NIHONBASHI SPACE WEEK 2023
Place Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall / Muromachi Mitsui Hall & Conference etc.
Form Booth Exhibit
Date and Time December 20
Name Oita Prefecture Space Business Human Resource Development Course
PLACE J:COM HOLT HALL OITA
Form Panel Speaker