Through Million Steps' services, we could find startups with innovative technologies which may actualize our potential new business. However, the most huge gain through the experience with Million Steps would be a deeper understanding of the difference between Silicon Valley and Israel, as well as getting to know more of culture and nature of Israelis which is essential to create and maintain the great partnership.
Through the visit to Israel with Million Steps, I could see how innovative and advanced R&D in Israel is and its reasons. l was determined to work for making collaboration with Israeli companies happen after the trip. Although we haven't specifically narrowed down the area of our interest yet, all the startups' and universities' representatives we have met welcomed us with great hospitality. I believe this shows that Million Steps team has access to and is well accepted in the Israeli entrepreneur/startup community.
Million Steps has been with us in Japan from the very beginning, making introductions to key local partners and helping us create vital strategic relationships. Million Steps' contribution goes well beyond introductions - their thoughtfulness and creativity enabled us to develop a market entry strategy that proved extremely successful. In addition, the Million Steps annual summit in Tokyo is a premier event for any Israeli entrepreneur looking to enter the Japanese market.
This collaboration with Hino via Million Steps is a significant step for us and our entry into the Japanese market. As a longstanding innovator in the mobility space, this joint effort in Japan aligns well with our company mission. Our corner module technology will enhance Hino's FlatFormer concept with a completely flat chassis.