Shift Hyperloop is an independent non-profit organization founded by students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. We operate on a 1-year cycle where each year we enlist a new team that are tasked with designing and building a hyperloop pod that will compete in the European Hyperloop Week (EHW).Read more
Hyperloop is a technology where a vehicle, called a "pod", moves through a tube with low air pressure by levitating over the tracks. This minimizes the friction losses, something that makes the technology very energy efficient. The technology will make it possible to transport humans and cargo at speeds of about 1000 km/h. That makes it possible to travel a distance equal to Oslo-Trondheim in under half an hour!Read more
European Hyperloop Week is the most important competition for Shift. In EHW we get to showcase our hyperloop prototype and prove ourselves in competition against other hyperloop teams. It’s hosted a different place in Europe every year, and in 2022 it will be hosted in the Netherlands.
The world is facing massive challenges tied to climate change. Transportation is a big contributor to CO₂ emissions. With hyperloop we can reduce those emissions along with transportation time, both for humans and goods. One of our big long-term goals is to evaluate the implementation of hyperloop in Norway.
While lectures are a decent way to learn, all members at Shift can attest to that nothing beats proper working experience. At Shift we are big advocates for increasing the number of technical student organisations at all universities. Our members learn leadership, efficiency and how to work in a team while also learning to be independent.
In 2021 European Hyperloop Week will be hosted for the first time in Valencia, Spain where Shift will participate. In the future we hope to compete in the annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition which has been hosted every year since 2015. Shift's goal is to become one of the best student teams in the world.