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.


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.

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 in several ways, 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.


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 600,000 products from more than 2,500 brands, including our own RS PRO brand, which guarantees great value for money.

EpicAgility helps with Agile coaching within Marketing, HR, Sales and IT. They have years of hands-on experience in dozens of Agile transformations and hundreds of training courses. They helped Team Polar with the "High Performing Team" workshop.

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.


Avular accelerates the creation of mobile robot applications with modular autonomy kits that shape a bright future for all.
Sugatsune was founded to create hardware solutions of unparalleled quality with the core value of being original.

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