14 February 2020
Denis Tudor is CEO and Co-founder at Swisspod Technologies. His startup is building the most efficient and affordable Hyperloop solutions. One of the bright young minds Romania has offered in recent years, Denis is characterized by a enormous quantities of ambition and perseverance, along with a visionary mind. He is an active runner in the marathon that aims to offer a vision of a better world, along with strong names like Elon Musk. Currently, Denis is a PhD student in energy at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne University.
Hyperloop, developed by Swisspod Technologies has an ambitious purpose of bringing up the fifth mode of transportation. Together with one of the advisers of the university team, they propose new routes of high-speed and long distance transportation solutions. The whole Hyperloop experience started in started back in 2015 when Elon Musk launched the first Hyperloop Competition ever. The first competition was held in 2 different stages: design weekend and competition weekend. Around 10k teams from the entire world registered in the competition. Denis Tudor’s contribution got the first prize for the best design award from Elon Musk.
After that, Hyperloop won the Design Weekend in January 2016 and shortly after that,the first prize for best design at a Hyperloop competition in Dubai. In January 2017, the competition weekend was organized and once again, Denis Tudor was awarded with the Best Innovation Award. Denis left the initial team, moved to Switzerland and founded his own team there. At the third competition in the new format, the team was awarded the first prize for safety and third prize for speed.
A simple sum up shows that Denis Tudor has gained 4 different prizes in the last 3 years with 3 different capsules from Elon Musk: 1st prize for the Best Hyperloop Design, 1st prize for Innovation, 1st prize for Safety, 3rd prize for speed.
Together with Swisspod’s team, Denis was in top 6 Tech companies in the world as part of Green Tech Festival in Berlin. Back in October 2018, GREENTECH FESTIVAL was just an idea conceived by former Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg and the two engineers and entrepreneurs Marco Voigt and Sven Krüg. At the heart of GREENTECH FESTIVAL, the GREEN AWARDS honour the most innovative green projects and minds.
From 14.01. to 14.02.2020 you can contribute to awarding the best green innovations with just a few clicks. Let’s support together Swisspod’s vision of a better world and register an online vote for him here.
Find out more about Denis Tudor, Hyperloop and Swisspod, following his team’s website.