The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and Нyperloop Transportation Technologies signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation
On June 14, 2018, in the framework of the HypeUA project, a Public Talks "Hyperloop in Ukraine" were held with the participation of Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. and Volodymyr Omelyan, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
Development of high-speed transport, in particular, the transport system "Hyperloop", as well as implementation of innovations and artificial intelligence systems in the transport sector were discussed during the event.
Volodymyr Omelyan, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine noted that Ukraine should be a part of the world's mainstream in the development of leading technologies in transport: "Hyperloop is a new generation of transport that will give the world unprecedented speed, opportunities and technologies. One of the results of Dirk Ahlborn's visit is our intention to work together to develop these new technologies - this about what todays signed Memorandum is. I hope that in the nearest future will be opened a center, which will work on not only with Hyperloop, but also on the engineering of new materials, new components of modern transport of the world. I am very glad that we think alike, that we looked forward to the future. "
"We have clearly agreed to join forces, firstly, we will jointly develop the technology, secondly, we have agreed on a joint search for investors for this project. It should be commercially successful. It should not be an idea that is subsidized by governments. It should be a completely transparent business model that generates profits", -added Volodymyr Omelyan. "The digital infrastructure is also very important. Here we have a great hopes for the developing of new types of logistics management not only for Ukraine, but for the whole world. Actually, our tasks are concentrated on this. It is outlined in the Memorandum. I hope that we will be able to create a joint center in Ukraine. The location will be either in Kiev or in the Dnipro ", - Volodymyr Omelyan said.
"Ukrainian technologies and solutions can be fully used on a global scale, we have everything for this. In addition, we have to remember that Ukraine is an important link in the New Silk Road. In a world where countries and companies compete in the speed and convenience of logistics, Ukraine can become a winner if we offer modern infrastructure solutions and become the bridge that will connect Europe and Asia", - Volodymyr Omelyan said.
Dirk Ahlborn emphasized the progressive aspirations of Ukraine: "It is very important that there are such progressive ministers who understand that the development of the country does not happen by itself and it needs to be pushed. Ukraine is among the countries that want to join testing of Hyperloop. Ukraine is in the world trend and we should realize this reality together. "
Dirk Ahlborn is one of the most famous people who are engaged in the development and promotion of a new, innovative technology for high-speed transportation Hyperloop. He also is the Founder and CEO of JumpStarter Inc., crowdfunding and crowd collaboration platform with headquarters in California.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, leaded by Dirk Ahlborn, was one of the first companies interested in the Hyperloop high-speed transport project. The company already has contracts for the design and construction of high-speed transportation lines with countries such as France, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates and others.