Elon Musk proposes disruptive Hyperloop concept at PandoDaily interview
Hyperloop Alpha: the first draft.
A group of engineers from Tesla Motors and SpaceX together with Elon Musk publish the first draft about the Hyperloop concept: the Hyperloop Alpha Whitepaper
Elon Musk announces a student competition to boost Hyperloop development
Foundation of Hyperloop UPV
In August, Daniel Orient discovered in the news an article saying that soon mid-distance flights would make no sense because a disruptive new transportation method was proposed: the Hyperloop. Also it mentioned that Elon Musk was backing the idea and promoting a student competition. Germán Torres, Ángel Benedicto, Juan Vicén and David Pistoni, coming from the same maker community, decide to join, together with professor Vicente Dolz, researcher and professor at Universitat Politècnica de València. The team is named Hyperloop UPV.
SpaceX selects Hyperloop UPV to participate at Pod Competition
After passing all filters, Hyperloop UPV is selected by SpaceX, from among more than 300 universities worldwide, to attend the Competition in Texas A&M University.
Hyperloop “Top Design Concept” and “Best Propulsion Subsystem” Awards
At the Design Weekend Competition, held in Texas A&M University, the Hyperloop UPV team received Top Design Concept and Best Propulsion subsystem Awards by SpaceX, competing against world’s most prestigious universities.
Being the only awarded Spanish team, the media impact is huge and some companies start showing interesting in the team and their technologies. The team appears in media all across the globe and carries out conferences to spread the idea.
Build Competition Announced
SpaceX announces new Competition for Summer 2017
The Hyperloop UPV team grows!
From among more than 300 applicants, the founders select the top 30 students at the University and create a team to build the first Spanish Hyperloop prototype
Foundation of Zeleros: let’s build the future!
Motivated by the strategic knowledge acquired on hyperloop technologies and the aim to develop real systems for the future transportation method, the three cofounders of the University team decide to keep pushing: Daniel Orient, David Pistoni and Juan Vicén found Zeleros in Valencia
Collaboration: the key for success.
Hyperloop UPV signs international collaboration agreement with Purdue University for the development of the first Spanish Hyperloop prototype: The Atlantic II.
Zeleros selected for Climate KIC Accelerator!
Climate-KIC, the main initiative of the European Union in innovation against climate change, selects Zeleros from among more than 100 start-ups in Spain to participate in the first stage of their successful accelerator.
The Atlantic II unveiled in Los Ángeles, California.
After passing all safety tests the team is one of the Top Ten in the world, having one of the most powerful pods in the competition.
Hyper-Track: Spanish’ first Hyperloop development site.
The first hyperloop tube for research and development unveiled at Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain: one of the very first development centers for Hyperloop in Europe.
The Zeleros team is growing!
The three cofounders recruit three of the top members of Hyperloop UPV and Paula Baeza, recent graduate in International Business and Marketing. The objective: to implement real transportation technologies and to demonstrate the full potential of the Hyperloop market.
Zeleros wins Everis Prize 2017!
The everis foundation has granted the everis Award 2017 to Zeleros receiving a cash prize of 60,000 euros, as well as consulting services offered by i-deals (everis Group) worth 10,000 euros. Zeleros was competing with 1,264 projects from 28 countries worldwide!