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Team Hydros launch Hydro Contest for university students + Video

by MaxComm Communication on 24 Apr 2013
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While part of the team is chasing down, the 'Blue Ribbon', a speed record on Lake Geneva with l'Hydroptère.ch, and Hydros sailors are preparing the Class C World Championship in Falmouth (UK), Team Hydros has launched the Hydro Contest, a competition for university students in technical and engineering schools. Their challenge? Build a transport boat that is both fast and energy efficient.

The competition was made possible thanks to a collaboration with the ETH Lausanne (EPFL) and to the support of Lombard Odier and Cie and the Services Industriels de Genève (SIG).

Combining awareness and common sense
The goal of the Hydro-contest is to raise future architects’ and engineers’ awareness on energy problems, particularly in the area of maritime transport. They will be encouraged to develop and test new technologies applicable to maritime transport.

'This project carries on the research on energy efficiency that Team Hydros has been conducting for several years,' explains Thierry Lombard, founder of Hydros. 'The transfer of knowledge has always been important to us. We hope that this competition will make the next generation aware of the challenges of maritime transport.'

Identical starter kits – May the best team win!
Twenty starter kits developed by Team Hydros will be delivered to competing teams. Each team will then have the same challenge: to change, develop or optimize their starter kits. In order to reach their goal, students can build hydrofoils as well as change the shape of the wings, the fuselage or anything else that could reduce energy consumption and improve drive performance.

Student teams will compete in two categories: boats with lighter transport loads (Category: Passenger Ships) and sea freighters (Category: Container Ships).

An invitation has been sent out to major universities. The starter kits will be handed over to all participants in September. The teams will then have two semesters to work on the issue of energy efficiency and come up with a working solution.

Rendez-vous in Lausanne
At the beginning of summer 2014, approximately twenty universities will assemble on the shores of Lake Geneva in front of the EPFL to compare the results of their work. The event will be both fun and educational. In addition to the competition, visitors will enjoy live music, information stands, conferences and scientific models.

'In addition to scientific research and technical developments, the contest also aims to provide an opportunity for the various stakeholders – students, partners, professionals and institutions – to meet, exchange ideas and get to know each other,' explains Jérémie Lagarrigue, director of Hydros.

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