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    We are a nonprofit organization with a focus on microtunneling. We see tunnels as a technology destined for disruption and want to shape the future of tunneling with innovative concepts. We aim to build the world’s fastest tunnel boring machine (TBM) and are the winners twice of Elon Musk’s Not-a-Boring Competitions, where we competed together with the Technical University of Munich. Our initiative has been featured in many different newspapers and on various podcasts.

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    Driven by the desire to push today’s status quo of the tunnel boring technology, Elon Musk and his tunnel boring company “The Boring Company” announced the Not-a-Boring Competition in July 2020, challenging students from around the world to design and build a tunnel boring machine, that would bore tunnels faster than a snail could crawl. TUM Boring has secured the 1st place twice with our first generation machine.

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    Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Hofmann

    President of the Technical University of Munich, Patron of TUM Boring - Innovation in Tunneling e.V.

    The mobility of the future is reality today at the Technical University of Munich. I am greatly impressed by our students’ extraordinarily dedicated work on technical innovation and am thrilled to see them successfully prevail in international competition. Talented young individuals from various TUM faculties have won Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop competition four consecutive times. Of course the expectations placed on them in Musk’s latest competition are substantial. This time the objective is to develop the world’s fastest tunnel boring machine, in order to facilitate the infrastructure necessary for the Hyperloop. I am convinced that we will succeed and I wish our team the greatest possible success. All of TUM is behind you 100 percent!

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