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 consistently secured the 1st place in the Not-a-Boring Competition since the commencement of the event including the second win in 2023.