3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. Over the years, their innovations have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. They have made driving at night easier, buildings safer, and consumer electronics lighter, less energy-intensive and less harmful to the environment. Every day at 3M, one idea always leads to the next, igniting momentum to make progress possible around the world.
Altair is a leading provider of enterprise-class engineering software enabling innovation, reduced development times, and lower costs through the entire product lifecycle from concept design to in-service operation. Their simulation-driven approach to innovation is powered by their integrated suite of software which optimizes design performance across many disciplines, while also providing data analytics, visualization, and rendering.
By incorporating all the tools engineers and PCB designers need into a single, stress-free user interface, Altium Designer dramatically increases design successes, while reducing overall design times. From concept to PCB design, 3D modeling, and output generation for final manufacture, Altium Designer provides an efficient, powerful workflow for board-level electronics designers.
ANSYS simulation software enables organizations to confidently predict how their products will operate in the real world. Every product is a promise of something greater.
The UMN Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Department supports the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project by providing a workspace in which hands actually get dirty. This space is home to every success and failure, practically home to many members of our organization.
Clean Power Research
Clean Power Research focuses on research, consulting and software for solar prediction, energy valuation and program optimization. These products make it simple for customers to quickly get accurate, location-specific information about the economic, energy and environmental impact of their renewable energy projects.
Since 1973 Coastal Enterprises has been an innovator and leading manufacturer of urethane products used for dimensional signage, model making, marine applications and a variety of tooling applications.
CSE Dean's Office
The CSE Dean's Office is supporting education on the University of Minnesota campus, inside the classroom and out. Their investment in the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project reflects a belief that University of Minnesota students should receive a robust and broad education.
What started as a humble, little aerial crop dusting operation called Huff Daland Dusters in 1924 has now grown into one of the world’s largest global airlines, helping more than 160 million travelers get to the places they want to go to each year.
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is one of the world's premier auto makers. For over 100 years, Ford has focused on building safe, reliable vehicles, innovating in everything from trucks to, more recently, supercars. Ford has helped the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project secure testing for their 13th vehicle in a wind tunnel, which will allow us to learn more about the true performance of our car and strategize more effectively while racing.
Since 1985, PTC has been enabling customers to stay one step ahead of the competition by combining our strategic vision with leading, field proven technology. PTC technology helps companies to quickly unlock the value now being created at the convergence of the physical and digital worlds through the IoT, AR, 3D Printing, Digital Twin, and Industrie 4.0. With PTC, global manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners and developers can capitalize on this promise of physical digital convergence today and drive the future of innovation.
Student Services Fee
The Student Services Fees are paid by most University of Minnesota students. These fees enhance the student experience and provide services which enhance and support the University of Minnesota community. The Solar Vehicle Project is fortunate to be a beneficiary of these fees because of the intense, hands-on experience we provide to our members.
Bringing the Next Generation of Innovation Closer. Whenever you view a web site, click a mouse, make a cell phone call, or turn on a TV you touch Tektronix's work. As a world leader in test, measurement and monitoring technology, Tektronix enables our customers to do more than they ever have. Technical innovators of all kinds benefit from our products and expertise.