Success in international competitions
Dr. Markus Söder, Bavarian Minister-President, says: "I have great respect for this kind of spirit! These young students have turned an inspiring idea into a strong statement about the art of engineering and about the future. Science makes our world better: Bavaria is therefore investing over five billion euros in research and technology as part of the Hightech Agenda. In addition to der Hyperloop test track, Europe's largest faculty for aviation and astronautics is also currently forming in Ottobrunn. The future is taking shape here."
Markus Blume, Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts, says: "The future of mobility begins in Bavaria: Europe's first full-scale Hyperloop test segment is ready to start up in the State of Bavaria. Beginning with a length of 24 meters, today is the first step into a new era. The vision: sustainable, ultra-fast, safe transportation. The realization: Made in Bavaria at TUM. The special aspect: The Hyperloop began as an initiative formed by our students; Today the project is a unique research project and part of the Hightech Agenda Bavaria. Driven by a passion for the future and for technology, talented young individuals are turning Science Fiction into reality and setting real, new standards. We're incredibly proud of the TUM Hyperloop team. Not only have they successfully implemented the test track, they've also already won the Elon Musk's Hyperloop competition four times."
Dr. Alexander Braun, TUM Vice-President for Digitalization and IT Systems, says: "The Hyperloop project is like a prototype of the TUM approach: Think in visionary terms, discuss ideas productively, bring together people from various different subject areas, strive relentlessly for solutions and, in doing so, bring technology to the highest levels. The fantastic thing is that the foundation was laid by a group of students which has already won several international competitions. Thanks to the support of the Hightech Agenda Bavaria, the Hyperloop development activities have now been elevated to the level of a major research program."