TUM Boring – Innovation in Tunneling e.V. is a nonprofit organization striving to innovate towards a greener future in which we waste less time commuting. We see building tunnels as a technology destined for disruption and want to shape the future of tunneling by innovation. Currently, we aim to build the world’s fastest tunnel boring machine (TBM) and are competing in Elon Musk’s Not-a-Boring Competition together with the Technical University of Munich. Our team was selected from nearly 400 teams worldwide as one of 12 finalists to compete in the race in the US this summer. Our initiative have been featured in many different newspapers and on various podcasts.
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The Not-a-Boring Competition, hosted by Elon Musk’s The Boring Company, challenges teams from around the world to drill a 30m long and 50cm wide tunnel as quickly and accurately as possible. Elon Musk already hosted four SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competitions in California, all of which students from TUM won. While TUM Hyperloop is now focusing on research for a full-scale hyperloop system, a new organization emerged to win Elon Musk’s upcoming competition this summer: TUM Boring – Innovation in Tunneling.