Hyundai Ventures, the US corporate venturing office for Hyundai Motor Group, focuses on promising startups in the US and parts of Europe. On occasion they also do proof-of-concept and prototyping projects. They’ve maintained a presence in Silicon Valley since 2011, and their location in the hub of innovation provides an environment ideally suited to their interests. Their interests span across any emerging technology and its impact on cars and trucks, personal well-being during travel, environmental sustainability, and manufacturing.
Persis Drell is Stanford’s thirteenth provost. As the chief academic and chief budgetary officer of the university, the provost is responsible for administering the academic program, including both instruction and research, and for the alignment of the administrative and support functions of the university with its academic purposes. Drell has been provost since February 2017.
The Associated Students of Stanford University has provided funding to volunteer student organizations for over a century. The organization represents the interests, needs, and perspectives of Stanford students, working to ensure every student at Stanford has the experience they deserve at Stanford. The ASSU has supported the Stanford Solar Car Project since its earliest days in 1990. No part of the SSCP would be possible without the support that the ASSU provides, and we sincerely thank them for everything they’ve done for us over the years!
Alta Devices is empowering autonomy by delivering the world’s most efficient, thin and flexible mobile power technology. By converting light of any kind into electricity, Alta Devices AnyLight™ power technology extends the energy source of a system, and in many cases, completely cuts the traditional power cord. The solution can be completely integrated into the final system, and is for use in automotive, unmanned systems, satellites, consumer electronics, sensors or anywhere size, weight, and mobility matter. Alta Devices holds world records for energy conversion efficiency and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit http://www.altadevices.com. Alta Devices is a Hanergy company.
Altium is the leading developer of solutions that help engineers design and build the next generation of electronic products. Altium’s vision has been to level the playing field for electronics designers by offering an alternative to expensive, difficult-to-use tools. Altium is now a global company with a passion for innovation, and the goal of redefining the way electronic products are developed. Altium generously supported our team through an in-kind donation of Altium Designer.
Hudson Boat Works is a manufacturer of Olympic class rowing shells and a world leader in the development of racing hull shapes, carbon composite construction, and innovative components specific to the sport of rowing. Hudson boats have won 69 medals at the Olympic and World Rowing Championships since 1984. This is quite an accomplishment for a company that started out with two employees in a garage and now has 50 employees and a state of the art plant next door to Lake Fanshawe. Hudson Boat Works has transformed from a small domestic company to one that is competing on the world stage but still proud to say built in London, Ontario.
Founded in 1989, Paramount is an international, intermodal defense logistics company specializing in shipping by sea, land, and air of Class 1 Hazardous Materials and other high value, critical cargo. Certified by the United States Department of Justice/Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Paramount serves a variety of industrial, aerospace, military and government customers. Paramount is proud to support the Stanford Solar Car Project in the World Solar Challenge 2019 – Australia!
Pointwise is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today: mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Pointwise’s meshing software generates structured, unstructured, and hybrid meshes; interfaces with ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CD, SU2 and OpenFOAM as well as many neutral formats such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), and Mac; and has a scripting language that can automate CFD meshing. Their software is known for its high quality grids and ease of use and for the expert technical support provided with it.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services with over nine million licensed seats and more than 77,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with its customers to provide industry software solutions that help companies everywhere achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by making real the innovations that matter.
Sinton Instruments is dedicated to developing new tools and analysis for R&D and manufacturing of silicon solar cells and modules. Originally established in 1992 by Ron Sinton (Stanford PhD, 1987), their goal is to enable the routine use of state-of-the-art device physics using elegant, intrinsically cost-effective test and measurement instruments. Their test instruments are used by most manufacturers of silicon solar cells worldwide. Applications include optimization and qualification of the incoming silicon material, monitoring each process step, cell efficiency measurement, and module measurement for nameplate power production.
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. They’ve contracted over 100 launches, and have over 6,000 employees that’ve created 3 vehicles. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low Earth orbit, which it achieved in 2010, and has been making unmatched strides in rockets since.
Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. The school’s faculty, students and alumni have established thousands of companies and laid the technological and business foundations for Silicon Valley. Today, the school educates leaders who will make an impact on global problems and seeks to define what the future of engineering will look like.
3M has been one of the key sponsors for the Stanford Solar Car Project in tapes, glues, and other adhesives. 3M produces more than 55,000 products, including: adhesives, abrasives, laminates, passive fire protection, dental products, electronic materials, medical products, car care products (such as sun films, polish, wax, car shampoo, treatment for the exterior, interior and the under chassis rust protection), electronic circuits and optical films. Our team receives a vast array of materials from 3M, including an assortment of tapes, VHB, structural epoxies, vinyl wrap film, prototype array encapsulants, zip ties, sander, and much much more.
Founded in 2015, Astranis is a developer of a new satellite technology that aims to transmit data down to specific terrestrial locations with each satellite it launches. The company’s mission is to help get online the 4 billion people who are without internet access. Astranis improves access to internet connectivity by making smaller and more powerful satellites at a fraction of the cost. Their approach allows them to build our satellites in 12-18 months, about five times faster than their competitors.
The Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) is the interdisciplinary automotive affiliates program at Stanford University. The vision of CARS is to create a community of faculty and students from a range of disciplines at Stanford with leading industry researchers to radically re-envision the automobile for unprecedented levels of safety, performance, sustainability, and enjoyment. The CARS mission is to discover, build, and deploy the critical ideas and innovations for the next generation of cars and drivers. Our partnership with the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford has helped our team connect with many of the most exciting companies and individuals in the automotive industry.
Sierra Circuits is a certified, Silicon Valley-based, high-technology Printed Circuit Boards manufacturer and Assembler. They specialize in quick turn PCBs and medium production. Unlike some PCB companies that are simply brokers/middlemen, they are the actual manufacturer and assembler of our PCBs. By owning their manufacturing and Assembly facilities, they control every aspect of the production schedule and quality. And this is why they can provide their customers unprecedented quality, reliability and a single point of support.
STMicroelectronics is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies that make a positive contribution to people’s lives, today and into the future. STMicroelectronics has supplied our team with STM32 microcontrollers in years past, and continue to support us today. These chips control many of the car’s electrical systems, from headlights to the battery management board.