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 fulfil our projects.

Current Sponsors

The Australian Centre for 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.

Warren Smith Consulting Engineers (formerly Warren Smith & Partners) have been a generous sponsor to the team since 2015 and have also provide internships for a number of team students.

Their mission is to meet the clients high expectations in quality, time and budget.

WSCE provide industry leading engineering design solutions in Hydraulic Services, Fire Services and Civil Services. 

In addition, WSCE are Sydney Water Accredited Water Servicing Co-ordinator assisting you with Design Project Management and Building Plan Approvals.

University of Sydney

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.

Past Sponsors


Hullbot is an Australian robotics company that designs, develops and deploys autonomous underwater drone platforms for inspection, cleaning and mapping subsea structures.

We have developed a breakthrough technology that leverages the power of intelligent robotic systems to deliver healthy oceans for future generations.


The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science drives Australian growth and job creation. We boost Australia’s competitiveness and facilitate economic transformation by backing business, science, innovation and investment.

Our effort relies on building strong relationships between businesses, entrepreneurs, employees, the science community, government, regulators and international partners.


In establishing the Foundation, Sir James’ goal was to advance Australia’s technical and managerial fields with the aim of exporting that talent overseas. 


The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure that knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit NSW.


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