EHW FAQs

Here you can find some of the frequently asked questions about the event

This article will be updated continuously as queries come in.


General questions

  1. Where can we get in touch with you?

You can contact us through any of the social media platforms that we are present on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also email us at info@hyperloopweek.com and check out our website for any information.

  1. How do you expect to find the right balance between competition and collaboration?

We aim to find the right balance between innovation and the revealing of details. We definitely want to encourage the sharing of information but not to the extent where innovation takes a back seat, however this is something you’ll have to decide for yourselves as the designing teams.

  1. What kind of members would the technical jury be composed of?

Industry event partners and academics who have been actively involved in the Hyperloop concept would be members of the technical jury. We will be announcing those involved on our platforms shortly.

  1. Can we bring our sponsors to the event?

The aim is to bring the Hyperloop concept closer to the people and so it is absolutely fine to bring those who help you with your designs as visitors. If your sponsors would like to get engaged in the event more actively through speaking or exhibiting their products, they can get in touch directly with us to make that possible.

That being said, before you invite anyone to the event we would expect you to take the pandemic scenario into consideration. We hope to set restrictions on the number of attendees depending on the situation closer to the main event in July.

  1. Is there any way an external team could collaborate with the event?

Participation in the event itself is in a way collaborating with the EHW. Participating in the EHW goes a long way to say that a team stands for the vision of the EHW: making the Hyperloop a reality. You could also actively share our posts on the various social media platforms that we are present on to show your support!

  1. Is the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition laying the basis for any aspect of the EHW?

Definitely not. The structure of the EHW was planned independently from the SpaceX competition.


  1. Can we access the slides from the EHW launch event on the 2nd of November?

Yes, you can download the PDF with the slides below.


Technical questions

  1. Would it be possible to switch from the demonstration to the showcase part of the event at a later stage?

We have currently planned that teams can register for demonstration and if at a later point in time they feel they can only make it for the showcase they are more than free to do so but must inform the organizers well in advance.

  1. How many teams will get to test their pod on the track?

Whether a team can present their pod on the track primarily depends on the team convincing the technical jury that their pod meets the safety requirements set. Additionally, a certain cap would be set on the maximum number of pod tests in the event that the number of participants for the same are very high. Thus, it is possible that all those that apply for the run and pass the jury requirements will be able to test their pod on the track, but the specific number of runs is not established yet.

  1. Where can one find the track dimensions?

On registering your team with the EHW you’ll be provided with all of the necessary information.

  1. Is it possible to present the same system in both showcase and demonstration categories?

Yes, it is. An application of a system for demonstration implicitly includes showcase as well. This means that applicants who qualify to demonstrate a certain system will usually showcase the system first. Additionally, some points in the Design Competition can only be scored by either demonstrating or showcasing a system, thus in order to achieve maximum points both showcasing and demonstrating has to be done.

  1. What are the various categories within the competition and how will they be awarded?

All information pertaining to the various categories in the competition, in terms of what each of them entail, how they will be judged (a rubric outlining the criteria) and other information like awards is given in the Rules and Regulations document, which can be found on the website.

  1. Are there any restrictions on the type of subsystems that we develop (eg: Cold Gas Thruster for the Propulsion Subsystem)?

Definitely not, the intent is to be as innovative as possible. As long as you meet the safety requirements set by the event this is alright.