Commitment to Transport System Research
Waldenburg (Germany), May 11, 2021 – Würth Elektronik will support the first European Hyperloop Week as an exclusive partner. From July 19 to 25, 2021, a conference filled with round table discussions, keynotes, and the presentation of vehicles called “pods” will take place in Valencia. The highlight of the event will be the pod competition. Representatives from the manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components will also present. Leading up to the main event, a major contribution is already occurring Würth Elektronik is sponsoring three Hyperloop teams, supplying components and carrying out the thermal and EMC testing in joint laboratories, which are available at the University of Valencia as part of the long-standing research cooperation with Fundación Catédra.
Unveiled by Elon Musk in 2014, the progress of the Hyperloop mobility concept with capsules in evacuated tubes, has been presented mainly at the SpaceX site in Los Angeles County in California, USA. For the first time, Hyperloop Week is coming to Europe. The four Hyperloop teams, HYPED from the University of Edinburgh, Swissloop ETH Zurich, Hyperloop UPV Valencia, and Delft Hyperloop, will host the event. The latter of the three have been supported by Würth Elektronik with components and technical support for years.
“We are looking forward to the conference and the pod competition. Hyperloop is an interesting future topic and we are proud to be able to support it with our know-how as a technology enabler, for example in the field of power electronics,” says Jorge Victoria, Senior Product Manager EMC Shielding & Thermal Materials at Würth Elektronik eiSos.
Alexander Gerfer, CTO of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, will give a keynote at Hyperloop Week and says of the commitment to the student teams, “We support the pioneering spirit and innovative ideas of the next generation of engineers with our practical experience and know-how. Following the phrase ‘Start-up meets Grown-up’, it is often this combination that leads to good success in the market. Whether with our components or our know-how, we provide support when it comes to design. We want to give student development teams and the next generation of engineers a good start and thus promote innovation and pioneering spirit.”