Anton Moberg - PassiveRail Maglev
Anton Moberg - PassiveRail Maglev #1
Describe the idea:
PassiveRail is an attempt to revolutionize the train transportation system by decreasing the cost of maglev infrastructure by a factor of around 50. Maglev is a highspeed train technology that levitate slightly above the track to reduce the friction and increase the efficency. Hyperloop is a famous example, but just like every other maglev system it is haunted with the problem of extremely high infrastructure costs (1-10billion SEK/km) which PassiveRail aims to decrease.
Who are you? Previous education/jobs/ experiences etc.
I just finished my B.Sc in Physics at Lund University, which to answer the question many people then ask: No it’s not Engineering Physics. My education has given me a good understanding of the world of technology. This combined with my interest in entrepreneurship birthed the project PassiveRail at the end of 2017. In March 2018 I got awarded ‘Lund University and Sparbanken Skåne’s award for future innovations’ for it.
What will you do during these three months? How will you spend the time?
The primary focus during these three months will be on the multitude of rigorous calculations to prove the concept. Approximate calculations show that there is potential, however to find investment I need quantitative results to present. As secondary, I am planning on creating a webpage. Other than that, I am actively trying to expand network of contacts that can be of benefit in the continuation of my project in preparation of founding the company.
What do you expect to achieve during Leapfrogs?
At the end of these three months I expect and hope to be, if not fully at least close to, ready to found the company and start hyping up the concept while seeking investment to build a prototype. I also expect to have learnt a lot in the process which I will take with me as I proceed in my entrepreneurial journey.