The European Hyperloop Week
To accelerate the development of the Hyperloop concept, SpaceX organized the Hyperloop Pod Competition, until 2019. In this competition student teams around the globe were challenged to design and build a half-sized Hyperloop pod, to travel through a 1.2 km low-pressure tube, built by SpaceX in California, United States.
After the first two SpaceX editions, four student teams (Delft Hyperloop, HYPED, Swiss Loop, Hyperloop UPV) decided to create a new competition that was more focused on the scalability of the hyperloop. This competition is the European Hyperloop Week (EHW).
The European Hyperloop week is a yearly international competition that is meant to bring together the hyperloop community and encourage innovations in the hyperloop industry. The EHW is consists of 25 international student teams, who compete with each other for developing the best scalable hyperloop system. The teams are able to compete in different awards. Each award focuses on a different aspect of a scalable hyperloop. This year's edition is taking place in the Netherlands from 18th until the 24th of July.