Member - Hyper Poland

The only company in the world able to gradually implement Hyperloop-inspired solutions to upgrade existing railways.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founder 2017
Company Size 26
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Przemyslaw Paczek, Pawel Radziszewski, Katarzyna Foljanty, Lukasz Mielczarek, Marcin Rudniak, Jakub Olek
Headquarters 00-082 Warsaw, Poland
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Hyper Poland

About

We have developed a unique, patent-pending technology, which allows for a passive, magnetic levitation trains to operate on existing railway tracks up to a max. speed: 300 kph on regular routes or more than 400 kph on High-Speed routes (Stage 1 - hybrid solution allowing to keep the functionality of conventional railways). It can be subsequently transformed into a vacuum system, with a max. speed: 600 kph on existing tracks (Stage 2) and 1,200 kph on new dedicated routes (Stage 3). High-speed lines modernized with our technology in Stage 2 should allow to reach even higher speeds than 600 kph as they are less curvy than the old conventional lines. Our estimates show that Stage 3 would not be needed in this case, as in Stage 2 we could reach the target speed of 1200 kph. We can upgrade existing railway infrastructure (sometimes very obsolete) to the speed of 300 km/h at a very reasonable cost (estimates at the cost levels of CEE start from ca.
EUR 6 million per kilometre of infrastructure). This cost level will allow to implement Hyperloop-inspired solutions anywhere around the globe, not only in the richest countries. This will change the mobility patterns and influence incoming and social development, while transforming the current transportation systems into a green, sustainable solution.
In 2017 we built the first prototype. In 2019, we aim to build a test facility and by the end of 2021 we want to implement a pilot scheme in Europe.
Our partners include LOT Polish Airlines, Warsaw University of Technology and the Railway Research Institute. We have put together an impressive international Advisory Board, including: Dorota Raben - expert in logistics & the former President of the Board of the Maritime Port of Gdansk SA, Amos Ron - former Director General at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in Israel, Jacek F Gieras who has conducted a research on Shinkansen SCMaglev at the Central Japan Railway Company, and Vladas Lašas who has co-founded Carbon War room together with Sir Richard Branson.
We are currently securing a ca. EUR 3.8 million grant in Poland and preparing to raise some of our pre-seed round on a leading equity crowdfunding platform - Seeders form London. In the pre-seed round we plan to raise in total up to EUR 800k (with ca. EUR 350k coming from equity crowdfunding), which will allow us to build a first physical Proof of Concept. In 2019 we plan to raise a seed round of ca. EUR 2.4 million, to build a full-scale test facility.
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Headquarters 00-082 Warsaw, Poland

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Hyper Poland develops Hyperloop-inspired propulsion and suspension systems for pods and infrastructure – essential modules of an ultra-fast, safe and on-demand railway mode of transportation that will revolutionize the way goods and people are transported, allowing the railways to regain their competitiveness. We are the only company in the world able to gradually implement Hyperloop-inspired solutions as an upgrade for the railway industry. We have developed a unique, patent-pending technology, which allows for a passive, magnetic levitation train to operate on existing railway tracks up to a max. speed of 300 kph (186 mph - Stage 1- hybrid solution allowing to keep the functionality of conventional railways). It can be subsequently transformed into a vacuum system, with a max. speed of 600 kph (373 mph) on existing tracks (Stage 2) and 1,200 kph (746 mph) on new dedicated routes (Stage 3). In the case of existing High-Speed Railways we do not need to go into Stage 3, as we can reach the target Hyperloop speeds in Stage 2, due to large curve radius of these lines. If we start with modernizing them to a passive maglev in Stage 1, we can increase the speed to over 400 kph (249 mph), while keeping the energy cost at the same level as a HSR train needs for 300 kph (186 mph), and with a decrease of maintenance costs of ca. 25% coming from reduced number of moving elements. We can upgrade existing railway infrastructure (sometimes very obsolete) to the speed of 300 kph (186 mph) at a very reasonable cost (estimates at the cost levels of CEE start from ca. EUR 6 million per kilometre of infrastructure). This could tremendously change transportation patterns: increasing mobility of goods and people and hence create a completely new economic, social and environmental landscape in many places in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Europe and North America also remain important target markets for us. Keeping the functionality of conventional railways allows a much faster implementation, while operators are able to depreciate their current rolling stock. With our system railways can tackle the issuess of higher-speeds, interoberability, electification and lowering their operational costs and environmental impact. They can regain the competiveness towards road and air transportation.

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Available inWorldwideCategories of applicationIndustry, innovation and infrastructure, Sustainable cities and communitiesSector of applicationFreight transportation, Urban and inter-urban mobility Status R&D