challengex Challenge X

Sponsors provide the hardware, software, training, and support the teams need to integrate technologies into their competition vehicles.

This arrangement gives students access to components and systems that might otherwise be unavailable or too expensive for them to use. Sponsors are able to promote their technologies and observe how they perform during rigorous and innovative use. Sponsors have the opportunity to meet, work with, and recruit hundreds of the nation’s most motivated and talented engineering students. Sponsors also gain international media coverage and develop partnerships with government, industry, and academia.

Below are the list of sponsors who helped make Challenge X possible:

  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • General Motors
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Instruments
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Visteon Corporation
  • Delphi Corporation
  • BP
  • Dana Corporation 
  • Freescale
  • Cobasys
  • ChevronTexaco Technology Ventures
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Ballard Power Systems, Inc.
  • Michelin North America
  • AVL North America, Inc.
  • Sensors, Inc.
  • dSPACE, Inc.
  • IAV Automotive Engineering, Inc.
  • Opal-RT Technologies, Inc.
  • Compact Power, Inc.
  • Governors’ Ethanol Coalition
  • Renewable Fuels Association
  • MotoTron Corporation
  • UGS
  • Ricardo
  • Gamma Technologies, Inc.
  • Igus, Inc.
  • Maxwell Technologies
  • Hydrogenics Corporation
  • Vector CANtech, Inc.
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Intrepid Control Systems, Inc.
  • XM Radio
  • OnStar
  • First Technology