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2012
Jul 18

Elon Musk proposes disruptive Hyperloop concept at PandoDaily interview

Elon Musk proposes disruptive Hyperloop concept at PandoDaily interview

2013
Aug 20

Hyperloop Alpha: the first draft.

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

2015
Jun 24

Elon Musk announces a student competition to boost Hyperloop development

Elon Musk announces a student competition to boost Hyperloop development

Aug 12

Foundation of Hyperloop UPV

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.

Dec 19

SpaceX selects Hyperloop UPV to participate at Pod Competition

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.

2016
Jan 19

Hyperloop “Top Design Concept” and “Best Propulsion Subsystem” Awards

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.

Jul 19

Global Impact

Global Impact

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.

Aug 24

Build Competition Announced

Build Competition Announced

SpaceX announces new Competition for Summer 2017

Sep 16

The Hyperloop UPV team grows!

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

Dec 19

Foundation of Zeleros: let’s build the future!

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

2017
Feb 19

Collaboration: the key for success.

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.

Apr 27

Zeleros selected for Climate KIC Accelerator!

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.

Aug 19

The Atlantic II unveiled in Los Ángeles, California.

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.

Sep 19

Hyper-Track: Spanish’ first Hyperloop development site.

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.

Oct 01

The Zeleros team is growing!

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.

Oct 09

Zeleros wins Everis Prize 2017!

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!

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