We are pleased to report in this first issue of our newsletter that TUM Boring – Innovation in Tunneling has entered the finals of the Not-a-Boring Competition. At the beginning of February, we received this good news from the initiators of the competition. The Boring Company selected us and eleven other teams from about 400 applications. This means that we are already among the top 3% of the worldwide applicant teams.
The basis for evaluation was the technical concept (final design) to be submitted by the beginning of January. In view of the many evening and night hours in the run-up, we are very pleased that we were able to convince the jurors in this respect.
In the final, which will be held in the summer of 2021 in the U.S., we will now meet eleven strong competitors. Among them are renowned universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and ETH Zurich. The Boring Company spoke with a twinkle in its eye of the “Digging Dozen” – we are happy, proud and grateful to belong to this group!