CUTRIC National Webinars

CUTRIC National Webinars

Please register for one of three live webinars that will provide updates on CUTRIC's bid for funding the Low-Carbon Smart Mobility (LCSM) Supercluster under the Innovation Superclusters Initiative call by Industry, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Please register for one of the National Webinar time slots available.

Thank you and we hope you can join.

Webinar #1: Jul 6, 2017 10:00 AM EDT

Webinar #2: Jul 6, 2017 12:30 PM EDT

Webinar #3: Jul 6, 2017 3:00 PM EDT

To attend one of these sessions, follow link below to regiter.

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The Electrification of Transportation: When Will "the Future" Arrive?
9:00am 9:00am

The Electrification of Transportation: When Will "the Future" Arrive?

How we move people and transport goods is constantly evolving in response to technology, government policy, costs and changes to infrastructure. For most of us, the idea of the electrification of transportation transcended the pages of science fiction novels ages ago, and yet implementation on a large scale has remained elusive. Now, however, Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan has put transportation squarely at the centre of the province’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy.

What does the electrification of transportation mean for Ontario’s energy sector? Join our speakers as they discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with:

  • Increased use of electric cars
  • Commercial, residential and en route charging stations
  • Electric transit buses*


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8:00am 8:00am

CUTRIC National Research & Innovation Forum

Join CUTRIC and the National Research Council (NRC) in launching Canada's first nationwide research, development and demonstration forum for advanced transit and transportation solutions and technologies. Presenters at this forum can include universities, colleges, transit operators or private sector enterprises aiming to lead advanced transit and transportation innovation projects across Canada.

30 minute presentation describing the application stages and deadlines before our upcoming Research and Innovation Forum on June 29th 2016
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8:30am 8:30am


The day is divided into two sessions. Participants must register separately for each session.

The morning session is designed specifically for transit authorities and aims to educate decision-makers in CNG-RNG technologies and their relevance for urban transit.

Dr. Josipa Petrunic (CUTRIC) will facilitate the afternoon session. The session will build upon the outcomes of the first CUTRIC-Enbridge CNG-RNG innovation workshop held in March 2016. The afternoon session will focus on preliminary roadmapping recommendations from industry stakeholders to federal and provincial governments vis-à-vis innovation projects in CNG and RNG transportation technologies.

Transit authority members interested mainly in the morning session are also welcome to attend the afternoon session.

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9:00am 9:00am

CUTRIC-MEDEI - UOIT Electric Vehicle Innovation Workshop

The CUTRIC MEDEI Electric Vehicle (EV) Research, Development & Demonstration (RD&D) Consultation & Project Development Workshop is sponsored by Ontario's Ministry of Economic Development and the University of Ontario – Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Select industry and academic stakeholders are being consulted to determine the opportunities, challenges and industry-academic solutions related to battery electric and hybrid vehicle technology innovation in Ontario.

Several industry-academic collaborative projects will be developed as part of CUTRIC's Cycle 1 project financing starting in 2016.

All project ideas generated at this workshop will be shared with the provincial MEDEI and federal ministry of Innovation, Science & Economic Development (ISED). They may form part of CUTRIC's co-financing strategy for transportation innovation in Canada, both heavy-duty/bus, and light-duty/automotive. Projects may range in TRL from 1-7.

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9:00am 9:00am

Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)

The details of the AGM are as follows:
Date: March 10th 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Annual General Meeting)
11:00 AM to Noon (Director’s Meeting)

Place: Denton's Canada
77 King Street West, Suite 400
Toronto-Dominion Centre Toronto, ON M5K 0A1 Canada

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:
· Find out about CUTRIC’s operations and finances, federally and provincially
· Ask questions about CUTRIC’s operations and finances
· Speak about any items on the agenda
· Vote on any resolutions proposed
· Elect national Directors

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9:00am 9:00am

CUTRIC-Metrolinx Electric Bus Demonstration Workshop

Based on consultations with industry and transit stakeholders over the past 12 months, CUTRIC has concluded there is a strong desire for on-road trials and demonstrations of electric bus technologies in Ontario which seek to integrate advanced smart grid controls with transportation systems, and which seek to optimize and maximize renewable energy usage while minimizing technology risk and maintenance costs for transit systems over the long-term.
The Pan-Ontario Electric Bus Demonstration & Trial Planning Session (Session 1) will bring together interested transit systems in Ontario with relevant local distribution companies (LDCs) where electric buses might be deployed in the future.
This meeting constitutes the first step towards the development and funding of a full-scale electric bus demonstration trial in Ontario starting in late-2016 or early-2017.
It is the first in a series of planning sessions that will unfold in collaboration with bus manufacturers, system integrators, and government stakeholders over the next six months.
Contact: Josipa G. Petrunic, Executive Director & CEO (

Host: Metrolinx/Transit Procurement Initiative

Location: Ambassador Room, 2nd Floor

GO Transit Garage

6190 Mississauga Road Mississauga, ON

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to Jan 29

TECH- The Suffix that Disrupts

There is no more disruptive force in business and society today than tech- nology. This Report highlights the key insights and action decisions arising from RSI’s rst speaker series event for 2016. To discuss the state of change and where we are headed next, on Jan. 28 RSI brought together sector disruptors Troy Wright (founder and CEO of online lender Lendi ed Inc.), Dr. Josipa Petrunic (CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium), and Jeff Dennis (Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP).

FinTech, CleanTech and LegalTech are just a few of hundreds of new “tech-suf x” sectors that are changing the way people connect and do business with each other.

They resonate with the values and principles of our sharing economy, multi-generational expectations and the increasing call for transparency and responsiveness. Although relatively new, Lendi ed Inc., CUTRIC and Fasken Martineau’s Entrepreneur-in- Residence are true game-changers.

The discussion was artfully moderated by Ted Griffith of Campbell Strategies, an industry leader in public and government relations. The symposium provided practical insights for advancing the sustainability and leadership of business and society, and preparing for a more connected future.

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8:00am 8:00am

UOIT Breakfast Briefing explores Paris climate agreements

January 7th, 2016
Breakfast Briefing
Post-Paris: Climate Agreements and Relevance to GTA and Ontario
Electric Vehicles in Ontario
Date: Thursday, January, 7, 2016
Location: Ajax Convention Centre, 550 Beck Crescent, Ajax, Ontario
Post-Paris: Climate Agreements and Relevance to GTA and Ontario (8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham Strategic Energy Alliance (DSEA) invite you to join us on Thursday, January 7, 2016 for a Post-Paris discussion on climate agreements and their implications for the GTA and Ontario. The breakfast event featured:
· Gordon McBean, Professor, University of Western Ontario; President, International Council for Science (Keynote presentation)
· Laura Zizzo, Founder & CEO, Zizzo Strategy Inc. (COP21 participant)
· Josipa Petrunic, Director and CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium
· Brian Kelly, Manager, Sustainability, Region of Durham

Participants included: Laura Zizzo, Founder & CEO, Zizzo Strategy Inc; Josipa Petrunic, Executive Director & CEO, CUTRIC; Khalil El-Khatib, Kamiel Gabriel, Dan Hoornweg, Professors UOIT; Brian Kelly, Region of Durham – others to be confirmed. Space is limited.

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