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MOPUS - Public Monument Suspended

Through DESIGN, we at RutzPell factory design can help improve the lives of thousands through innovation for mobility to the cities.

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MOPUS, Created in 2010, comes to be more than a transportation system, but a monument to cities. A cheap, affordable design with minimalist mounting in optimizing materials, polycarbonate and aluminum trusses. Interior with coconut fiber armchairs and LED lighting. While generating power for its own lomotion, the lightness of the modules can simultaneously power the city.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

An innovative, inexpensive transportation system, accessible to all and with a visual impact on cities.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Prototype - you have built a prototype and tested it with potential users

Insights from previous testing (500 characters)

The MOPUS prototype was presented in 3 furniture and technology forums in Brazil, where in the survey, 97% of people of any social class said that they would leave their cars at home to use MOPUS, regardless of the value of the ticket.

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

Guilherme Pella - Industrial designer | Founder MOPUS Nícolas Rutzen - Industrial designer | Co-founder Luana Canal - CEO | ARCHITECT Ricardo Trauer - COO | MEC ENGINEER Carlos Augusto - CPO | CIVIL ENGINEER Rodrigo Netto - Production and materials manager

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

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Funding Request

  • $100,000

Rough budget (500 characters)

We need at least $ 440k to deploy a first real model of less than 1km for final testing. We will use this value to actually build a real model for people use and materials and energy testing.

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

We have a real economic spreadsheet survey of the values to build and deploy the project, going through each process step, and already with real partner companies that will be part of each stage of the assembly and testing process. Our team consists of designers, architects and engineers with experience in the area of mobility and urbanism and construction.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

We use Kpi's, spreadsheets and field surveys to raise people's interest and the urgent need for change that urban centers need and lack innovative solutions to actually improve urban mobility. MOPUS, having a modular assembly, can be flexible in its module sizes and flows on demand and schedule.

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

Yes, after the pilot test, or the first model may come out of the truth. In addition to tickets as a basic recipe, we have plans to support advertising in modules, stations. Revenue model for partnership with city government, and revenue options for logistic MOPUS model option for companies to transport their products by area faster, safer and more sustainably.

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We already have economic viability calculations for the project, which is around $ 1.85 million per km


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