Durham University

Durham University is based in a unique and historic setting in the North East of England as well as being a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, consistently ranked as a top 10 UK university.

The University environment is incredibly conducive to innovation and creativity, enabling Durham University Solar Car to flourish since its founding in 2002. The team is very honoured to be one of the most visible presences on campus, a high-level representative of this world-renowned institution.

our platinum sponsor

Tailwind Energy

Tailwind is a privately owned, next generation oil and gas company continuing to grow a robust, value-driven portfolio of UK continental shelf (UKCS) assets.

Their agile approach focuses on working with partners to deliver technically advanced and cost-effective development and production of upstream assets. By combining years of industry knowledge and a fundamentally different approach to opportunity identification, they find and create value from the UKCS.

Steve Edwards, Tailwind CEO commented

“We’re delighted to be associated with and assist DUEM in their goal of pushing innovation in electric motorsport. Tailwind sees a lot of parallels with DUEM in their approach, attitude and dedication to problem solving and delivering a successful outcome.  We fully support the transition to alternative fuels and transportation especially via such a young and talented organisation. Given the further connection of me being an alumnus of Durham, I’m particularly enthusiastic about our support in enabling DUEM meet its objectives.”


Reece Foundation

The Reece Foundation was established in 2007 with the main objective of the foundation being to increase the long term and sustainable prosperity of the North East of England, primarily through the promotion of engineering and manufacturing. With the their support, our engineers have access to great opportunities to participate in training and development programs, helping our team members to stay enthused and excited by engineering.

GH City Print

GH Cityprint is a leading in-house digital printing company based in the heart of London. They are the sole suppliers of our printed materials; everything from the sponsorship booklets to business cards, banners and flyers. We want to thank the support of GH Cityprint in making our print marketing incredibly successful, and we look forward to a continuing relationship with them over the years to come.


LUMO works in close partnership with businesses, helping them understand and capitalise on research and development credits to both find and fund their futures. LUMO has invaluable experience with companies at the forefront of engineering and science which is why we have chosen to partner with them.

Emkay Plastics

Emkay Plastics was established in 2000 and are the leading suppliers and specialists for the distribution of Rohacell in the UK. Our continued success is built on our core business values of delivering market leading products coupled with first class customer care.

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