Two Polish start-ups listed in Lufthansa Innovation Hub - press

Two Polish start-ups, Hyper Poland and Blinkee.city, have been included on the prestigious Lufthansa Innovation Hub list from among global projects aimed at transforming transport, the Rzeczpospolita daily has reported.


"Lufthansa Innovation Hub, a think-tank in the German Lufthansa group that covers the subject of innovation, has chosen the most modern entities in the world in the field of transport solutions," the paper wrote.

Rzeczpospolita went on to state that 150 firms set to revolutionise transport had made the list and that Polish engineers finding themselves amongst such a select group was noteworthy. The list includes such names as Chinese internet giant Baidu, Elon Musk's space-adventuring project Space X, and French car-sharing app BlaBlaCar, Rzeczpospolita reported.

"A placement on the Lufthansa Innovation Hub list confirms high interest in our technology on the part of foreign entities," the daily quoted Katarzyna Foljanty, director of development and co-owner of Hyper Poland, who added that the company had received high interest from rail operators from Europe and Asia. "Our solution fits into Lufthansa's development policy, which involves combining air and rail connections over short distances," she said.

Hyper Poland is developing magnetic railway technology, while Blinkee.city is developing urban shared mobility solutions, most recently in collaboration with bank ING. "In Polish cities, but also on the Swedish, Spanish, Romanian and Hungarian markets, they offer electric scooters. They also cooperate with Wroclaw-based start-up Vozilla in the field of car sharing," the paper reported.