HYPERLOOP CONFERENCE 2024
POWERED BY CITY

OF ROTTERDAM

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10 September 2024

BLUE CITY IN ROTTERDAM

The Hyperloop Conference is the 1st international conference on high-speed transportation. Here, you will meet all the Players in the hyperloop ecosystem, including hyperloop start-ups, corporates, suppliers and investors. After two editions in Europe and one edition in South Korea it will now take place at the BLUE CITY in Rotterdam- Netherland.

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September 10st 2024

11.30 am – 6.30 pm

Blue City Rotterdam/Netherland

20 Speakers

6 Masterclasses

What you get:

 

  • Meet all the relevant international Players in the hyperloop ecosystem, including hyperloop start-ups, corporates, suppliers and investors in our Speed Dating Session
  • Drinks, Lunch und Hyperloop networking
  • be part of 6 interactive Masterclasses including outcome pitches of the Hyperloop Workshops
  • 20 Speakers
  • Entrance to the whole RDM Center of Expertise and Blue City of Rotterdam

Agenda

11:30 – 12.30

Lunch

12:30– 12:45

Opening words

Sabine Biesheuvel (CEO – Blue City Rotterdam) & Íñigo Cruz Martínez (Policy Officer – European Commission DG MOVE) & TBD – (City of Rotterdam)

12:45 – 13:00

Opening Keynote  „Status Update Hyperloop Ecosystem“

Giorgio Travaini (Executive Director  – Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking)

13:00 – 13:15

6 Speed Pitches Masterclasses

13:15– 15:15

Hyperloop Masterclasses 1 – 6

15:15 – 15:30

Coffee break (speed dating 1)

15:30– 16:00

Pitches outcome Hyperloop Workshops

​16:00 – 17:00

Hyperloop Panel discussion I: „Why joining forces is a good idea in an evolving but competitive market“

Judit Sandor (Europe`s Rail Programme Manager – Europe´s Rail Joint Undertaking), Fabien Létourneaux (Head of Innovation´- SNCF), Thijs Smit (Head of Innovation – NS), Jörg Marienhagen (Michal Letwin (Strategy Director – Nevomo), Roel van de Pas (Commercial Director – Hardt Hyperloop), Andrés de Leon (CEO – Hyperloop Transportation Technologies)

17:00 – 17:15

Coffee break (speed dating 2)

17:15 – 18:00

Hyperloop Panel discussion II: „Development of sustainable infrastructure for Hyperloop“

Lucienne Krosse (Thematic Lead Smart Buildings & Cities – EIT InnoEnergy), Prof. Dr. Karel van Dalen (Associate Professor Dynamics of Solids & Structures – TU Delft), Hans van der Weijde (Director Strategy, Programmes and external Collaborations – Tata Steel Nederland R&D) & Dr. Wooyeon Cho (Director – POSCO EUROPE)

​18:00 – 18:15

Closing Keynote 

​19:15 – 22:00 

Hyperloop VIP Dinner + Networking

All Speakers

Masterclasses

In the 6 masterclasses, the participants and experts will develop solutions for  Hyperloop topics.

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Masterclass 1: Hardt Hyperloop – European Hyperloop Center in Groningen/Netherlands

„Hyperloop Advancements in the Netherlands – An Update from the Lowlands“

The Netherlands has been a frontrunner in hyperloop R&D, policy development, (test) infrastructure development and planning for commercialization. This master class takes a public-private perspective on what has been achieved over the last year and how the Netherlands will be one-to-watch in the upcoming year. During this session we will take an informed look at the landscape of Dutch hyperloop players, their recent achievements and their plans for the year to come.

 

ROEL VAN DE PAS  (COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR – HARDT HYPERLOOP)

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Masterclass 2: Eurotube – Innopark Zürich/Switzerland 

A platform to build a hyperloop value chain – EuroTube’s ecosystem approach

Building a continent wide unified hyperloop infrastructure will involve thousands of products from hundreds of companies in different engineering sectors, most of which have so far never heard of hyperloop. EuroTube’s approach is to bring new industry players from different fields to the table and identify and qualify standard products and applications from the industry that can be adapted to hyperloop thereby spreading the topic of hyperloop and creating a supply chain. In the Master Class we want to discuss strategies to bring more companies into the hyperloop field and build a critical mass of industry players that will enable a hyperloop ecosystem to emerge from which the new infrastructure can be built.

DR. LORENZO BENEDETTI ( R&D DIRECTOR – EUROTUBE) 

ANTOINE JUGE (MISSION ASSURANCE DIRECTOR/ PROJECT LEAD DEMOTUBE TEST FACILITY – EUROTUBE) 

 

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Masterclass 3: TUM Hyperloop – Munich/Germany

„Lessons Learned from Building a Passenger Hyperloop Demonstrator“

In Juli 2023 TUM Hyperloop unveiled the first passenger-sized hyperloop demonstrator in Europe, which is certified by TÜV Süd for passenger operations and was used for first crewed test runs in a vacuum environment. Since then, the team has performed a number of tests and validated some key assumptions, leading to an updated technical concept and testing strategy. In this Masterclass the results of this analysis with regard to technical, operational and safety aspects as well as their impact on future hyperloop development and testing will be discussed.

GABRIELE  SEMINO (PROJECT LEAD – TUM HYPERLOOP)

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Masterclass 4: Institute for Hyperloop Technology Emden/Leer featuring Nevomo/ Germany

„Heigh-speed freight technology for Hyperloop applications“
Cargo transport is one of the first use cases that can be investigated and realized with new transport technologies. Use Cases such as the shuttle transports of specific cargo vessels in industrial applications are one of the first fields of transport where Hyperloop cargo transport can be implemented. The Institute of Hyperloop Technology therefore employs the Hyperloop based CargoTube solution that is tested in the recently set up goTube test facility.  Among many different technologies, Nevomo’s linear drive will be tested under low-pressure conditions. Next to the technological engineering and testing, the team has also done simulations to verify certain KPIs of the transport system. Last but not least the economic side has been covered in life cycle performance assessments with comparisons to diesel and electric trucks that are the state of the art for this certain use case currently, but also in the future. During the session, the technological approach will be further detailed and participants are invited to discuss technology, economics and use case ideas.

LUKAS ESCHMENT (PROJECT COORDINATOR – INSTITUTE FOT HYPERLOOP TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY EMDEN/LEER)

MICHAL LETWIN (STRATEGY DIRECTOR – NEVOMO)

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Masterclass 5: Hyperloop Italy (Padua – Venecia)  featuring HyperloopTT/Italy

„Aspects of a feasibility study for a European Hyperloop“

From the experience of the Italian HyperTransfer project,  the master class will elude on all relevant aspects to be considered for a Fesibility study of  a European Hyperloop project

BIBOP GRESTA (CEO – HYPERLOOP ITALIA)

MICHAEL HENGST (VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS & ACTING HEAD OF SAFETY – HYPERLOOP TT)

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Masterclass 6: Tata Steel meets TU Delft

„Development of sustainable infrastructure for Hyperloop”

Hyperloop has the potential to be completely green in the operational phase. However, the construction of the many kilometers of Hyperloop tube may have a large environmental impact. Current EU policy requires us to construct CO2 neutral and fully circular by 2050, which is a huge challenge. In this masterclass, we will first present a number of requirements relevant to the design of sustainable, safe and resilient infrastructure. We will address:

– functional performance
– potential to integrate sustainable materials and CO2 footprint (and other relevant footprints)
– reuse & recyclability potential
– ease of maintenance
– ease of construction
– cost
– potential to meet strict tolerances

Subsequently, we will present a number of promising structural concepts, explain the underlying choices and principles, and evaluate them in view of the requirements presented. Pros and cons will be discussed, and input from the audience will be welcomed. The audience will then be challenged to propose other promising structural concepts (new ones or modifications of the presented ones). Finally, the most favorable concept will be selected by the master class organizers, and the winning team will be allowed to present it to the wider audience of the Hyperloop conference.

Prof. Dr. Karel van Dalen (Associate Professor Dynamics of Solids & Structures – TU Delft)

Hans van der Weijde (Director Strategy, Programmes and external Collaborations – Tata Steel Nederland R&D)

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