We are Éirloop!

Representing Ireland in SpaceX's Hyperloop Challenge Summer 2018.

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The Competition

We have been accepted to compete in SpaceX’s Hyperloop Competition in the summer of 2018. If there was an Olympics for Engineering and Innovation, this is it! We’ve come through multiple rounds to reach this point, now we want to prove ourselves and win it!

Irish Representation

We hope to show the world that Ireland is among the leaders in innovation, engineering and technology.

Feat of Engineering

In order to accelerate the development of functional prototypes and encourage student innovation, SpaceX announced the Hyperloop Pod Competition in 2015.

Only 5 other European Countries

One of 6 European countries including Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and Spain to make the final cut.

A Recap of 2017

The following video demonstrates the success of last year's event in the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Read more about the competition on SpaceX's own website or feel free to read the ruleset of the competition!

What is the Hyperloop concept?

The Hyperloop is a mode of transport that will completely change the way we travel in the near future. It is a proposed mode of passenger and/or freight transportation, first used to describe an open-source vactrain design released by a joint team from Tesla and SpaceX. The concept's inception brings us back as far as 2012, when Elon Musk first publicly mentioned the concept as a "fifth mode of transport". Hyperloop will allow for transportation at nearly the speed of sound. At a top speed of 1260km/h, passengers will be able to travel from Dublin to Galway city in only 11 minutes!

Read Initial Concept Paper

This is the initial concept paper written by Telsa and SpaceX in 2013 detailing the potential transportation mode that could revolutionise transport.

Mission Statement

We aim to represent Ireland as a hub for engineering, innovation and technology and to reach out and inspire others to do the same.


The potential behind a transport system like this will revolutionise the way we travel. Here are some numbers below calculated by our team on the potential behind a Hyperloop system.


Minutes from Dublin to Galway


The expected speed of our pod in km/h


Less than 5 months left to build, test and prepare


Potential hours of your working life saved!


Join our growing list of sponsors

We are currently seeking sponsorship for the development of our pod for the upcoming competition. Sponsorship can be in a monetary form, gifts-in-kind, raw materials, parts or use of facilities or tools. For more information in regards sponsorship, please download the sponsorship package below!

You can support us now on GoFundMe, here.


If you would like to get in touch as regards sponsorship or any other matter, please feel free to send us an email or use the form below. Thank you! Also don't forget to follow us and our sponsors on social media for more updates!

Team Éirloop,
School of Mathematical Sciences,
DIT Kevin Street,
Dublin 2, D08 X622.


+353 87 9066723

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