The Drop Bears would like to thank our and appreciate our sponsors for the support they provide to our team. We would like to recognise their efforts and contributions in many forms. They help support our team in our endeavours to spread the word about science and technology. They provide the groundworks for our team to work on project that give interested students the opportunity to develop and learn new skills.

Our efforts would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors supporting us by providing us with the funds, in-kind and volunteers needed to fulfill our projects.


Titanium Sponsors

Warren Smith and Partners provide a fully integrated and complete package of services of all design and management aspects with our highly trained and experienced in house staff. They provide fully coordinated design disciplines including survey, geotechnical, site, road and drainage design, water and sewerage infrastructure design and the complete range of Hydraulic and Fire Services.

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company. The company’s unique focus is to eliminate risks to information, technology and processes independent of the device, platform, interaction or location.

The University of Sydney is an Australian public research university in Sydney. Founded in 1850, it is Australia’s first university and is regarded as one of its most prestigious, ranked as the world’s 27th most reputable university. Since their inception, they have believed in education for all and leadership that make lives better. The same values continue to inform their policy of inclusion and underpin their long-term strategy for growth.

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is dedicated to the research, development, application and dissemination of autonomous and intelligent robots and systems for operation in outdoor environments.
The ACFR is one of the largest robotics research institutes in the world and has been instrumental in developing breakthrough technologies and in conducting world-leading research and development of field robotics principles and systems.

Silicon Sponsors

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively.

Jaycar Electronics is a leading Australian and New Zealand electronics retail company that is committed to providing our customers with quality, range, and value for money. They have a passion for electronics and are proud of the unique products they bring to their customers.

Steel Sponsors

Ekard Concepts
Ekard Concepts delivers high quality custom solutions for retail, commercial and domestic applications.




And a special thanks to Mr Robert K. Thomas!



The Drop Bears are a team of high school students hosted by the University of Sydney who compete in the international FIRST Robotics Competition. Throughout the year we work as a team, learning new skills from our experienced mentors to get us ready for the FRC.

Sponsorship opportunities are now av ailable for those who wish to be a part of our team.