COMPETITION

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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 15th until the 22nd of July

 

Mechanical Subsystem Award

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Propulsion Subsystem Award

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Levitation Subsystem Award

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Electrical Subsystem Award

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Complete Pod Design Award

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Full-Scale Award

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In addition to the competition, the EHW enables companies, guest speakers, and hyperloop enthusiasts to discuss the feasibility, technology, and scalability of the hyperloop concept. This makes the EHW the perfect competition for accelerating the development of the future of transport, the hyperloop. 

Last year, we placed second in the competition. We won the
Mechanical Subsystem Award for our braking system, the Full-Scale Award for our scalability research and the Jury's Choice Award for the best propulsion concept.