2018 Sponsors

Bumblebee Autonomous Systems is where we are today because of the generous support and commitment of our sponsors towards our project. We would like to thank them with all our hearts, for their unwavering belief in us and for their contributions, which will be used to continually produce quality platforms that will shape the future of maritime autonomy in Singapore.

Every contribution, no matter the size or form, makes a difference to our project and charts the course of our future. To become one of our sponsors, please contact us via email at:

bumblebeeauv@gmail.com

Title Sponsors

The Faculty of Engineering (FOE) has supported our team with a cash sponsorship of SGD 50,000 this year, and a provision of a lab space in Advanced Robotics Centre (ARC) for us to carry out our development activities. This year, we managed to clinch additional support from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering, 

The Engineering Design Innovation Centre (EDIC) has supported our team with the purchase of new equipments and tools to  prototype and develop our next generation vehicles.

The School of Computing (SOC) has supported our team with a equipment sponsorship of SGD 25,000 this year, helping us offset a huge bulk of our competition costs.

Platinum Sponsors

DSO National Laboratories has strongly supported our team in finances and invaluable technical advice. DSO National Laboratories is Singapore’s chief National Defence R&D institution which specialises in developing defence technologies and strategic capabilities in the various domains of Air, Land, Sea and Cyber space.

ST Engineering has supported our team through finances to help develop and fulfil our 3 year masterplan of integrating the AUV with the ASV. ST Engineering  is an integrated defence & engineering group based in Singapore, specialising in aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors.

MacArtney Underwater Technology specialises in the areas of connectivity, launch and recovery, and data acquisition for oil and gas related companies, ocean science institutes, and marine renewable developers around the world. They have been supporting our project through the provision of underwater connectors, as well as cable moulding and potting services.

Gold Sponsors

Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre (KOMTech) is responsible for research and development, product development as well as process technology aimed at improving productivity in Keppel Offshore & Marine yards. KOMTech has strongly supported our project with cash sponsorship.

Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. We have been using their pneumatic systems for all our manipulators: grabber, dropper, and torpedo launchers. The sponsored parts include linear cylinders, rotary actuators, solenoid valves, connectors and thru-panel aluminium bulkheads.

Cititech Industrial Engineering is our main sponsor for mechanical fabrications on board our vehicles, both the AUV and ASV. The services which we used for our manufacturing include CNC machining, laser cutting, drilling, as well as anodising of the individual parts. Furthermore, Cititech goes the extra mile by helping us with raw materials procurement.

Kentronics Engineering Services & Supplies has delivered innovative designs & practical Printed Circuit Board (PCB) solutions to companies in diversified fields all around the world. They provide services from three phases of process for the Electronics Market, including PCB Design and Layout, Manufacturing, and finally Assembly. Kentronics has supported our project in a major way through their fabrication support of most of our customised PCBs on our vehicles.

Soon Lian Holdings Limited is a specialist supplier of aluminum raw product with an established tracked record of 20 years. Soon Lian has provided us with numerous aluminium raw products, which has been crucial in the manufacture of key components on BBAUV 3.5

Hallin Marine, now under Superior Energy Services, had been our title sponsor from 2012-2014. Superior Energy Services has supported our team developments with a cash sponsorship. Also, in our early days, they believed in us, strengthened our team with sponsorship link-ups to other industry partners, supported us with a cash sponsorship that enabled us to procure essential AUV components, and finally sponsored the team’s trip and freight for AUVSI Robosub 2014.

IKM Subsea Singapore specializes in the production and operation of high tech ROVs and subsea equipment with their special Merlin technology. This includes design, product development, documentation, service support, and tailoring for vessels. For years, IKM has sponsored our team developments with cash sponsorship.

Würth Elektronik is one of Europe’s largest manufacturer of passive electrical components. Their product range covers EMC Components, Capacitors, Inductors, RF Inductors and LTCC Components, Transformers, Components for Circuit Protection, Power Modules, LEDs, Connectors, Switches, High-Power Contacts and Assembly Technique. Würth Elektronik has supported our project through cash sponsorship and providing us with electromechanical parts and passive components.

AAEON is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of advanced industrial and embedded computing platforms today. Committed to innovative engineering, AAEON provides Industry 4.0 integrated solutions, hardware and intelligent automated services for premier OEM/ODMs and system integrators worldwide, as well as IoT solution platforms that seamlessly consolidate virtual and physical networks. AAEON has supported our project by sponsoring multiple SBCs for our AUV.

Silver Sponsors

Sponsored: Pressure Testing Chamber & Underwater Connectors

Sponsored: Nuts and Bolts

Sponsored: PCBs, Electrical Hardware and Kits

Sponsored: Camera Lens

Sponsored: Computer Aided Design Software

Sponsored: Matlab & Plugins

Bronze Sponsors

Supporting Organisations (Resources)

NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) in La Jolla, California, annually supports Team Bumblebee by allowing us to test in the Ocean Technology Development Test Tank.

Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC) is the oldest yacht club in Asia and the only members-owned yacht club in Singapore.
They have supported us immensely by providing us the testing locations for  both our AUV and ASV and the berthing lot for our ASV.

SportsSG has immensely supported the development of Bumblebee throughout the years, through the provision of a prime testing spot in Queenstown Swimming Complex’s diving pool on nearly a daily basis.

Fugro Subsea Technologies is the world’s leading, independent provider of geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions for large constructions, infrastructure and natural resources. Fugro is currently supporting us by providing pressure tank testing facilities and technical advice for our launch and recovery system.

Supporting Organisations (Cash & Equipment)