Continued backing helps HYPED team advance development of its prototype pod

08-02-2018 | RS Components | Design Applications

RS Components has continued its sponsorship for the University of Edinburgh’s Hyperloop team – HYPED – to promote the next phase in their endeavours to design and build a half-scale prototype pod for the revolutionary Hyperloop mass transportation system.

Later this year, students from the team will return to the HQ of aerospace manufacturer SpaceX in California competing as finalists in the annual Hyperloop Pod Competition. The competition was set up in 2015 by technology entrepreneur and SpaceX boss, Elon Musk. The contest challenges university teams around the world to advance the technology of Hyperloop.

The continued sponsorship by the company also highlights the company’s support for 2018 as the Year of the Engineer, which celebrates everyday engineering heroes and brings together employers and young talent to motivate the next generation of engineers, much like the members of HYPED.

Mike England, UK managing director and head of Northern Europe region at RS, said: “We’re extremely passionate about supporting the next generation of engineers and celebrating the achievements of people in our industry – so we’re thrilled to once again offer our backing to HYPED.

“The team is doing remarkable work to develop and deliver significant change, and we’re delighted to play a part in helping them achieve their ambitions. We wish them all the best in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition later this year.”

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