Biggus is a team founded in 2020, focusing on delivering tunnelling research and development. We have been shortlisted as one of 12 finalists in the 2021 Not-a-Boring Competition, hosted by Elon Musk’s Boring Company.

The Project

Not-a-Boring Competition

Biggus Diggus are finalists in The Boring Company's Not-A-Boring Competition. We're looking to use our combined 30 years in the field to win the competition, by beating a snail.
From nearly 400 entrants to the remaining digging dozen, we've come a long way already.

Between January and September 2021, we're designing, building and manufacturing a new tunnelling machine to help us win the competition!
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Our Team

A diverse global group

We are Biggus Diggus, a group of 16 hobbyists started in the UK but grown to include members from across the world. We started as 7 tunnelling engineers wanting to bring change to the tunnelling industry. So we now want to make a difference.

We are Hobbyists joining the competition, but make no mistake, we have a combined experience in the field of 30 years.
One third of the team are University students and apprentices, so we're investing in young talent. We're passionate about educating more people about the tunnelling industry and we are advocates to get more women into STEM.

Biggus Innovation was created when we realised we could bring real change to the industry and wanted to make this movement a long term investment.


We are currently open to new sponsors. If you're interested in sponsoring Biggus Innovation, please visit our sponsorship page. We're a society powered by volunteers with a robust set up backed by our constitution to protect your investment. Your sponsorship will fund innovation in tunnelling, making it more sustainable and economical for large infrastructure projects. If you're an individual you can show your support by buying our merchandise (Coming soon), or become a Patron. Become a Patron!

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