Slovakia, Bratislava | 30.06.2022 – tirn technology’s Zero-Emission Bus Simulatory became the winner of the second year of the Shine program. The Swiss Re Foundation, in collaboration with the Pontis Foundation, announced the second year of the program in April this year. The international jury selected tirn technology as the winner from among 19 submitted projects.
tirn technology will receive a financial reward from the Swiss Re Foundation and the company’s representatives will take part in a 6-month acceleration program, which will start in September. In this phase of the program, the focus will be on marketing, functional business and financial planning, gaining new clients, and creating a market strategy. The Shine program will support tirn technology in creating a plan for becoming a long-term sustainable company. After creating a sustainable business plan and successfully presenting it to the jury, the company can receive another financial reward for its implementation. The final phase of the Shine program is monitoring and verifying the impact of the supported project.
As part of the first round of evaluation, the Pontis Foundation moved tirn technology to the final round, mainly due to the experienced and determined team.
“As part of the systematic change, we also appreciated the cooperation with several partners – local governments, companies, research institutions, and other associations. Such thinking and focus on the collective impact is a guarantee for us of successful social innovation.”
– Norbert Maur (Senior Program Manager of Pontis Foundation)
Finally, the commission from SwissRe and Bookbridge chose tirn technology mainly due to the great scaling potential of the product.
“Juraj Majera from tirn technology showed a huge portion of commitment of making this social enterprise successful, which comes hand in hand with the overall positive dynamics and willingness to learn, work and succeed. Also a determination to be a part of the programme contributed to our decision.”
– Zuzana Szalaiová (Ambassador of the Swiss Re Foundation in Slovakia)
About Shine Challenge
In April, the Swiss Re Foundation launched the second year of the Shine regional challenge in Slovakia, which supports social innovators. In the second year, a total of 19 projects applied for the challenge, which focused on mitigating the effects of the climate crisis or improving access to health.
About tirn technology
The adoption of electric buses across municipalities around the world is not happening fast enough. We would love to change that!
Our vision at tirn technology is to create an easy and ready-to-use simulation software for collaboration between operators and manufacturers by using the current possibilities of A.I., publicly available relevant data, and modern simulation models to shape the future of electric mobility faster.
Our platform zero-emission bus (ZEB) simulator identifies the optimal bus model, powertrain, energy storage technology, the charging infrastructure, and its requirements. This provides the users with better predictions of the total cost of ownership and CO2 reduction.