Our partners

With a mission to construct an alternate vehicle to pursue research in Antarctica, we are grateful to collaborate with various companies and institutes. Their support allows Team Polar to continue to connect with students, researchers and industry. The names for the tiers of support are insipired by penguin names and their order reflects the height of those species. Thus, the levels are in decreasing order of height: Emperor, Gentoo, Chinstrap, Adélie.


The Eindhoven University of Technology is where all of Team Polar's members study and obtain their degree. It is also the home of our team, as we are located on their campus. The university supports us financially, gives us space to operate and shares expertise with us, allowing us to get closer to building the Antarctic rover.

NXP designs purpose-built, rigorously tested technologies that enable devices to sense, think, connect and act intelligently to improve people's daily lives. As our digitally-enhanced world is evolving to anticipate and automate people’s needs, NXP strives to engage, protect and respect our relationship with the world.

SuperB provides the most robust, safe and easy-to-use lithium batteries. They are ambitious, hungry for success and passionate in our work. To deliver first-class quality they focus on their customers, processes and products. They are driven by empowerment and are 100% dedicated and invest in the relationship with their customers. 

Gochermann Solar Technology is a manufacturer of custom solar arrays with very special features required in solar race events such as the Australian World Solar Challenge and other events around the globe, powering cars, boats and airplanes. Our arrays meet all requirements with respect to optical, mechanical, and electrical properties.

ERIKS is a specialized industrial service provider that offers a wide range of technical products, co-engineering and customization solutions, as well as related services. They help customers in a variety of industrial segments to improve their products' performance and reduce their total cost of ownership.
Ponant is a French cruise ship company that operates eleven ships in polar, tropical and subtropical expeditions from Antarctica to Papua New Guinea. They helped Team Polar with our first journey to Antarctica, hosting two of our members who gathered data to build our models.


Würth Elektronik eiSos Group is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry and a technology company that spearheads pioneering electronic solutions. Via the availability of all catalog components from stock without minimum order quantity, free samples, and extensive support they provide extended service and support.
RS Components, your one-stop-shop for all components in the field of electronics, electrical engineering, automation, mechanical engineering and more. More than 700,000 products from more than 2,500 brands, including our own RS PRO brand, which guarantees great value for money.

Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (EIRES) facilitates the collaborative development and swift deployment of new technologies and devices by bringing together TU/e researchers working on materials, systems, and processes for energy storage and conversion.

Marple is a cloud-based time series data analysis platform for engineering teams. It offers powerful data visualization and analysis for sensor data coming from tests and or experiments. The fast and interactive time series plots enable you to dynamically navigate through your data. 

For Life. For the World. For the Better.

These three phrases together form the motto of our University Fund. They represent our ambition to contribute to the solution of societal issues. As Eindhoven University Fund, we therefore support researchers and students.  

Altair is a a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, HPC, and data analytics. Altair Units offer unmatched power and flexibility by letting you run software and workloads from anywhere.


Avular accelerates the creation of mobile robot applications with modular autonomy kits that shape a bright future for all.

Sugatsune was founded in 1930 in downtown Tokyo. Today the company has subsidiaries all over the world and is a leading manufacturer for industrial hardware components such as hinges, handles, casters, linear slide mechanisms and much more.

Tyro Remotes is company that specialises in the development of professional radiographic remote controls.


Kitech Recruitment supports partners from the industrial sector through the recruitment & selection of engineers and managers.

Siemens is the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe focused on infrastructure, transport, and healthcare.