Spain / Sweden / UK, December 2017 — Tunnll, a Barcelona-based innovative startup, which aims to create a new vision of public transportation systems, announces its success in the competition to become a collaborator with the legendary PostBus of Switzerland operated by Swiss Post.
Tunnll was selected amongst the top ten winners for 50.000 CHF in funding as a part of PostVenture Swiss Post’s innovation programme in Switzerland. The program aims to build a partnership with innovative startups capable of enhancing the quality of public transportation in Switzerland.
“Swiss Post is a strong partner for start-ups. With VentureLab, we can establish close ties outside of Swiss Post and join forces with our partners. We are very interested in working closely with innovative minds and lateral thinkers whose ideas will help us to expand or add to our existing business areas” says Claudia Pletscher, Head of Development & Innovation at SwissPost.
Tunnll looks forward to the collaboration with PostAuto on market research and market validation in Switzerland in 2018. It will evaluate possibilities for a start of a small-scale pilot project based on Tunnll’s technology. The analogous pilot program delivered by Tunnll in collaboration with Björks&Byberg and Malmö University, with the support of Vinnova Agency and Drive Sweden innovation program is currently under preparation in the City of Härnösand in Sweden.
Tunnll believes that a co-creation partnership between PostAuto and Tunnll will lead to great opportunities to improve the public transportation system in more than 50 Swiss small towns.