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Warwick Boring Team Updates: Not-a-Boring Finalists 2023!

The Warwick Boring Team is happy to write a new article detailing the incredible achievements and updates from our team over the last 6 months!

Global Finalists in the 2023 Not-a-Boring Competition

To begin the article, we are wholly excited to announce we have once again been chosen as global finalists in the 2023 edition of Elon Musk's Not-a-Boring Competition, as one of only 6 finalists. Competing against the likes of TUM and MIT, our team will be traveling to Austin, Texas at the end of March to test our new machine improvements. Further to this, as the only UK team in the competition, we are keen to represent the incredible research taking place across the breadth of the UK, on this global scale. Preliminary testing on our local site has been conducted and we are currently preparing our tunnel boring machine (TBM) for shipment to the USA!

RS PRO Sponsorship

Following our support from RS Grass Roots, we are delighted to announce that RS PRO has further decided to support our team with the donation of in-kind components! This incredible support has enabled our knowledgeable technical leads to complete the build of our TBM, and focus their energy on final optimisations.

Machine Improvements

This year, we are adamant to take our machine to the next level, further improving on the outcomes of the last competition round. Subsequently, our team has been working on developing a new launch frame, replacing components in our hydraulic system, and developing our bespoke tunnel lining mix. Many more changes will be announced in the coming weeks as the final approaches ever closer.

Support from Torishima

Another exciting announcement from our team is the continuing support we are receiving from one of our longtime supporters, Torishima Service Solutions Europe. The team, based out of Leamington Spa, specialises in advanced hydraulic systems as a world-leading OEM. Their support has included that of the machine build and continuous in-kind support of components for our propulsion team.

Also feel free to check our our new website,, for all the latest updates and more information on the Warwick Boring Team!

Moreover, if any organisations or individuals are interested in supporting us on this incredible journey, please get in contact with us at

Thank you to all of our supporters so far, we hope to bring the trophy back to the UK, for each and every one of you!

A team of Warwick University students and alumni that are innovating and manufacturing new tunnelling technology with sustainability and cost-effectiveness at the core of the design. Finalists for the 2 consecutive tunnelling competitions organised by Elon Musk's The Boring Company, the 2021 and 2023 'Not-a-Boring Competition".
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