A diverse, interdisciplinary project dedicated to progressing the concept of Hyperloop by prototyping and manufacturing the technology in the UK having seen success in two international competitions.


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Hyperloop is the recent Elon Musk's idea for a new way of transporting people or goods quickly, safely, efficiently, on-demand and with minimized environmental impact. The system uses electric propulsion to accelerate a passenger or cargo vehicle through a tube in a low pressure environment. The autonomous vehicle levitates slightly above the track and glides at faster-than-airline speeds over long distances. Carbon emissions, noise, delay, weather concerns and pilot error are ultimately eliminated. This is the transport of the future.

HYPED is a newly formed society/research group focusing on speeding up development of Hyperloop worldwide and in the UK. We are in a unique position to have long-lasting impact on newly-emerging market with promising prospects for the United Kingdom and we want to take full advantage of this setting by attracting public, academia and industry to the concept; we would like that HYPED and University of Edinburgh are referred to in the future as a birthplace and hub for Hyperloop development in the UK and worldwide.

We started as a small group of individuals interested in Hyperloop at the start of the academic year 15/16. The group then grew to 30 people and ended up participating in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Competition in Texas and came back with an Technical Excellence Award for a modular subsystem design.

This year, we are entering the Pod Design Competition again, but this time with significant budget, help from external sponsors, a dedicated work space at the King's Buildings campus and the expertise of a professional academic supervisor. If you want to follow up more information on the competition, please have a look at:


Moreover, we conduct a number of internal technical research projects as well as support unique Master's thesis ideas and we are carrying out a large scale business case study for Hyperloop implementation in the UK.

Head of Dynamics
Linda Di Felice
Head of Electronics
Callum Paterson
Head of Power
Luisa Schrempf
Head of Simulations
Rafael Anderka
Head of Software
Jack Horsburgh
Head of Sponsorship
Oliver Clark
Head of Static
Alexander White
Outreach Director
Vanessa Ombura
Ani Vasudevan
Jan Oledzki
Technical Director
Gonzalo Gil Rangel
Technical Manager
Elvis Lepardinas
Efe Akgul