A STEP TOWARDS BRINGING THE HYPERLOOP TO INDIA.

Goals

Design

To indigenously develop & manufacture a scaled-down Hyperloop pod prototype to race on SpaceX’s test track in California and win the SpaceX Competition Weekend in Summer 2017.

Plan

To formulate a comprehensive economic, geography, transport, policy, and legal case for the Hyperloop to be implemented in India for the Hyperloop One Global Challenge.

Implement

To bring together a national stakeholder ecosystem with the willpower to advance, appraise, approve, regulate, and accelerate the advent of the Hyperloop in India.

About us

Coming together to fundamentally revolutionize transport in India.
Bringing together all future stakeholders of the Hyperloop in India.

Founded in 2015 by Sibesh Kar, a student of BITS Pilani, Team Hyperloop India is a unique non-profit think tank consisting of 60+ motivated student volunteers in the fields of engineering and business, interested in reinventing transportation in India. In January 2016, our team from BITS was the only fully-funded team from India to make it to the SpaceX Hyperloop Design Weekend in College Station, Texas.

Starting small in Pilani, Hyperloop India has grown to become the largest student-driven multi-disciplinary team of its kind, constituting of students and faculty from the top engineering and business schools of the country—namely all three campuses of BITS Pilani, Indian School of Business and IIM-Ahmedabad. We are consulting with transportation, logistics, infrastructure and data experts from organisations like RITES, NITI Aayog & DP World India.

As a primarily student collaboration, our plan is to leverage our performance in global incentive prize competitions to create a nationalistic competitive impulse to bring the Hyperloop to the country.

Does your organization fall into one of the categories above? Get in touch!

  • We are driven by a unique cross-university remote collaboration model, that allows students and faculty from the top engineering and business schools of the country - BITS Pilani, IIM-A, and ISB - to work together on the Hyperloop.

  • We are constituted of 70+ motivated students specializing in fields ranging from mechanical engineering, electrical & electronics systems, data science and manufacturing to business development, economics, government and policy.

  • All our members are currently registered undergraduate and graduate students, making us a completely not-for-profit student-driven body. We have the right time, energy, enthusiasm and restlessness to devote to a problem like the Hyperloop, while learning in the process.

  • We are mentored by an ecosystem of stakeholders, advisors, partners, and policy-makers to help us better explore the possibilities of Hyperloop in India.

PARTNERS & ADVISORS

The organizations contributing towards making India's case for the Hyperloop.

BITS Pilani

Engineering + Data Science
The BITS Hyperloop Team was one of the 120 teams and the only full- funded Indian team selected on a global basis to present their designs at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Weekend held in Texas in January 2016. More at bits-hyperloop.org.

Indian School of Business

Business + Policy + Legal
Indian School of Business (ISB), a private business school in India is a non profit organization. In the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report the school was ranked #7 in the Asia-Pacific region for 2012.

IIM Ahmedabad

It was the second Indian Institute of Management to be established, after IIM Calcutta. It is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools across India.

NID

Design Advisor
The National Institute of Design (NID) is a design school in Ahmedabad, India. The institute functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, government of India. In 2010 Business Week placed NID in its list of top design schools in the world.

RITES Limited

Feasibility Case Studies
Established in 1974 by the Government of India, RITES Limited’s initial charter was to provide consultancy services in rail transport management to operators in India and abroad.

DP World

Ports and Shipping
DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. It operates multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

Invest India

Invest India is the official Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of the Government of India, mandated to facilitate investments into India.

Startup India

Startup India campaign is based on an action plan aimed at promoting bank financing for start-up ventures to boost entrepreneurship and encourage start ups with jobs creation.

TRA

Legal Advisor
TRA is a general practice law firm that provides legal and strategic advice to new-age businesses that thrive on technology and business-level innovation.

Workbench Projects

Manufacturing Partner
Workbench Projects is a Bengaluru based makerspace, a cross-disciplinary platform for the public to toy with ideas,tinker with tools and machines to prototype and build for the future.

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How do you make the case for developing a fundamentally new mode of transport?
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