Thank you to Sevcon!

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One of the advantages of being located in the North East are the fantastic local industries, innovating in a variety of sectors. One of these is Sevcon. Based in Gateshead, about 20 minutes from Durham, the team there have worked closely with DUEM and supported the project with both technical and material support for our 2015 and 2017 chassis. They will no doubt prove an integral part to our success in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge and we are delighted to have them as a key sponsor of the project. 

Thank you to Evonik

Evonik Industries

Rohacell is an innovative material produced by the team at Evonik that has enabled us to make our latest solar car, DUSC, incredibly strong and lightweight. It forms a core between the carbon-fibre sheets to increase stiffness whilst maintaining a sleek, aerodynamic and, above all, light design. Without them sponsoring us we simply could not have manufactured our chassis and other components for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. We thank them for their ongoing support of the project. 

Thank you Kensington Capital

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Kensington Capital are business angels who invest in innovative startups which have a high growth potential and which are run by young entrepreneurs who have a vision and leadership aimed at creating value. They also give support to projects that develop new technologies in energy, transport, commerce, communications and climate. We are delighted that they have chosen DUEM as one of the project they are backing and we are incredibly thankful for their support to the team. We look forward to promoting them at this world-leading solar car event; the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. 

Thank you to GH Cityprint!

GH City Print

We met the team at GH Cityprint at an exhibition of the world-famous Bloodhound Land Speed record car 2 years ago in London. Since then we have had an incredible relationship with this leading London-based print company. Tony Bailey and his team work tirelessly to deliver unbelievably quality products to the team in record time and we love showcasing their products at all our events – whether it is their banners, flyers, booklets or business cards the team at GH Cityprint have been a vital part of our efforts to compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. We look forward to continuing this fantastic relationship over the years and are delighted to have them as a sponsors of the project. 

Thank you Sigmatex!

Carbon-fibre is the backbone of our solar car. We use it across the chassis and various components including our trailing arm rear suspension design. Sigmatex are a leading supplier of high-quality carbon fabrics and were perfectly suited to sponsoring the team with these materials as we completed the refinements to our latest solar car. This keeps our car lightweight whilst remaining incredibly strong to cope with the forces encountered whilst driving the 3000km in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. We are delighted to be promoting them at this event and thank the team at the company for their ongoing support. 

Thank you Fobo Tire!

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One of the newer sponsors we have signed, Fobo Tire are a Malaysian-based company with a fantastic product; a TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System). We use this technology to ensure accurate tyre pressure readings across our vehicles and to identify any slow punctures or flat tyres early on, enabling us to maximise the efficiency with which we run the race. This is a great piece of technology and we are very thankful to the company for their support and generosity. 

Thank you Labman!

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Labman Automation are an engineering company based in North Yorkshire focused on custom robotics solutions. The company is constantly looking for new talent and partnered with DUEM to not only connect with our engineers but to showcase their support of advanced, renewable technology. We really enjoyed visiting their HQ in February this year and are delighted to have them as a sponsor for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge as we promote them on the global stage.

Thank you DJI!

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The field of UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) has really taken off during the last few years and DJI have been at the forefront of this. We are delighted to be their student ambassador for Durham University. As part of this fantastic relationship we have with the company, we are able to use their DJI Mavic Pro during the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge to capture some incredible footage from various angle and altitudes during the 3000km race. This is really exciting for us and we cannot thank the company enough for their support, putting our solar car on the global stage with some of the best filming angles possible. 

Thank you Altair!

How do you design a lightweight car made out of carbon-fibre? well for one thing you need simulation software and that is where our sponsor Altair’s Hyperworks package comes in. Their 25 years experience in this field and fantastic global technical support has been vital in enabling us to design and engineer a world-class chassis for both the 2015 and 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. We thank the team there for this ongoing partnership that we have with them and look forward to building on this as we look ahead to some very exciting developments. 

IMechE World Solar Challenge award 2017

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The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) was founded in 1847. We were delighted to be awarded the 2015 World Solar Challenge award for that year’s Bridgestone WSC and are thrilled to announce today that we have been awarded the 2017 World Solar Challenge award from the Institution. We look forward to promoting them on this global stage and our common goals of promoting STEM and inspiring the next generation of students to pursue these career paths. We are incredibly thankful to the IMechE for their support in this event.