Tunnll accepted into Microsoft for Startups program

Spain / Sweden / UK, October 2018 — Tunnllan international smart transportation systems startup, was approved for Microsoft for Startups, an exclusive program that delivers best-in-market cloud services to the top startups in the world. 

Microsoft for Startups was designed to replace the BizSpark program and to provide startups with Microsoft Azure cloud service credits and sales support. Azure is not only important in building reliable IT infrastructures for early-stage startups but is also used by large companies such as GEVolvo3M or NBC.

According to Charlotte YarkoniMicrosoft’s Corporate Vice President of Growth and Ecosystems, “the program provides dedicated resources to prepare startup marketing and sales teams to effectively sell their cloud solutions to enterprise organizations in partnership with Microsoft’s global sales organization and partner ecosystem.”

Microsoft for Startups will continue enabling Tunnll to build its IT infrastructure and to communicate efficiently with passengers and partners. The industry leader for disruptive innovation for enterprise will also benefit from the partnership by boosting its cloud computing services through the growth of the startups accepted into program.

Tunnll is confident that its participation in the new Microsoft startup program will continue to reinforce the company’s position within the innovation industry and contribute towards its success.

Tunnll at Smart City Expo 2018, Japan

Spain / Sweden / UK October 2018 – Tunnll, an international smart transportation systems startup was amongst the top 3 most promising startups invited to participate at Smart City Expo 2018, in Japan.

Tunnll’s presence at the event was organised by Barcelona Activa, ATR and the Spanish Embassy in Tokyo and allowed the company to demonstrate the social impact and efficiency of its next-gen public transportation system for smart cities.

CEO Kirill Blazhko was recently featured in an article authored by Carlos Manzano for Spanish newspaper El Llobregat where he described how the company’s smart mobility system can optimise public transport within small cities. The article covers a range of other topics such as the differences between Tunnll and other on demand transportation apps and Tunnll’s first trial in Spain, at Bisbal del Penedès. We recommend you read the article’s full version, in Spanish, at “El Llobregat: El Baix viaja a Japón de la mano de Tunnll”.

The trial comes after an initial test in Härnösand, Sweden through a pilot program in collaboration with Björks & Byberg and Malmö University and approved by Swedish government agency for innovation, Vinnova.

Tunnll’s attendance at Smart City Expo 2018 follows several successful results in 2017 with the first place at the IoT Innovation World Cup and the recognition by the European Commission as one of the top proposals for Transport and Mobility Solutions.

If you want to know more about Tunnll’s services, please visit http://tunnll.com.

Intelligent mobility for small European cities comes closer to the reality

Spain / Sweden / UK, December 2017 – Tunnll, an international startup, which implements the next generation technology to transform public transport bus services into smart mobility systems in European cities, releases its report with the integrated picture of some of the results the company achieved in 2017.

We are pleased to announce that in 2017 our pilot project with collaboration with Björks&Byberg (bus transport operator) and Malmö University is approved by Vinnova (Sweden’s government agency for innovation) and the City of Härnösand in Sweden. The pilot aims to prove that Tunnll can help public transportation providers in small towns to serve 15% more passengers on the same buses and drivers.

“It was natural to invite Härnösand to this cooperation. The municipality has previously shown goodwill to develop a modern public transport”, says Tomas Byberg, CEO of Björks&Byberg AB.

In March 2017 Tunnll wins the IoT Innovation World Cup 2017 which takes place at the heart of the 2017 Mobile World Congress. Tunnll with its intelligent solution is selected from a pool of over 400 submissions and declared the winner in the category of Mobile Solutions for Transport & Logistics & Surveillance.

In June 2017 Tunnll is recognized by the European Commission as one of the 20 best proposals for Transport and Mobility solutions in the context of the European Transport Innovation Challenge 2017.

September 2017- Tunnll is chosen the finalist of PostVenture Swiss Post’s innovation programme which aims to build the partnership between PostAuto and innovation startups which will enhance the quality of public transportation in Switzerland. The possible co-creation partnership between PostAuto and Tunnll creates great opportunities to improve the public transportation system in more than 50 Swiss small towns and to get new customers for the famous Swiss Post’s yellow buses.

November 2017 – Tunnll as a finalist of the Copernicus Accelerator 2016 takes part in the European Space Week in Tallinn. The European Space Week aims to foster interactions between space and digital community and researches possible ways for space technologies utilization in pushing the topic of IoT and smart mobility in Europe and beyond.

2017 is a start of the Tunnll project in the UK. Supported by Transport Systems Catapult, Tunnll establishes a presence in the United Kingdom to explore the British market. The Catapult Programme is provided by the UK government to transform the country’s capability for innovation in specific areas, including smart mobility and transportation. Under the new agreement, Tunnll under the aegis of Transport System Catapult intends to participate in the innovative growth of transportation system in the UK.

The main driver for Tunnll is its high potential for social impact, that’s why Tunnll is willing to deploy its smart mobility technology at the forefront of the European innovative community with the aim to provide its best solutions which afford each European citizen to get easy access to high-quality public transportation in small towns.

One step closer to a far-reaching partnership in smart mobility        

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 project was announced by among the top ten winners for the funding of 50.000 CHF as a part of PostVenture Swiss Post’s innovation programme in Switzerland. The programme aims to build a partnership with innovative startups which will enhance 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 expresses its strong willingness to collaborate 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 the Tunnll technology. The analogous pilot project, provided 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 this co-creation partnership between PostAuto and Tunnll will create great opportunities to improve the public transportation system in more than 50 Swiss small towns.

Getting stronger by making use of the leader’s strong support

Spain / Sweden / UK, November 2017 — Tunnll, a Barcelona-based startup, which innovates in the public transportation markets, announces its approval for the BizSpark program by Microsoft Corporation.

On November 9, 2017, Tunnll was approved for the BizSpark program, a premier program designed to help startups succeed by giving free access to Microsoft Azure cloud services, software, training classes and support by Microsoft Corporation.

Though the Microsoft Azure cloud platform is being successfully used by large companies such as GE, NBC, Volvo and others, it also opens new perspectives for early-stage startups.

“Azure is not only for the big boys. Startups also need to get their core business off the ground and deploy intelligent solutions with little investment in the IT infrastructure. They need to deliver products to their customers as quickly as possible, and they need Azure for this even more than the big companies do.”, says Cindy Dam, TeskaLabs’ Marketing & Community Manager, a member of the BizSpark Plus program.

Driven by the will to act efficiently in the global markets, Tunnll intends to build the reliable IT infrastructure by making use of Microsoft software and support. It will enable the company to provide a high-quality service to the customers and to build an effective communication with the partners.

Tunnll expresses its strong confidence that its participation in BizSpark will surely strengthen the company’s position in the innovative community and contribute to the company’s success.