Dutch hyperloop test facility. Credits: Hardt Hyperloop

Students Delft University of Technology launch website to share Hyperloop knowledge

In collaboration with other European Hyperloop student teams, students of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands launched a new website called Hyperloop Connected. Through this platform, Hyperloop-teams across Europe can share their knowledge and ideas, because sharing information inspires ‘collective progress’, according to Delft University of Technology.

According to the university, research takes up a lot of man-hours. Most of these can be found in student teams worldwide. “Students that are part of a Hyperloop-team for a year, become experts in a field few people know anything about”, the university says. But there is no overview of the progress being made. “No-one knows who, where and what is being being worked on.” This causes a lot of knowledge to go to waste.

Share knowledge

Those days are over, according to the university. Through Hyperloop Connected, all gathered knowledge is easily accessible. For the students, it is important to share knowledge instead of hiding it from possible competitors. They think this is the right way to realize a Hyperloop. “Shielding information is old-fashioned”, Charlotte Meerstadt says on behalf of Delft Hyperloop.

“It obstructs collective progress, and in the long run, hinders the growth of your company. The most successful and fast-growing companies are the ones that share their professional expertise. This inspires a greater movement in which technology develops more rapidly. This is especially important with new technology such as Hyperloop, which still requires a lot of research and development.”

Author: Carlijn Kruidhof

Carlijn Kruidhof is editor for RailTech.com and SpoorPro.nl. She also writes for the other business-to-business titles of ProMedia Group.

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