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Proposed Partnerships (sponsors)

The WSU-OC Robot X Team needs sponsorship from many sources:

  • Governemnt Entities
  • Non-Profit Entities
  • Private Industry
  • Volunteer Citizens
  • Anonymous Donators

Proposed Donation Levels

Gold: $5,000

  • Large Logo Recognition on Competition Vehicle
  • Company Recognition in Team Produce Videos
  • Large Logo Recognition on Team T-Shirts
  • Large Logo Recognition on Team Website
  • One Personalized Company Information Sessions to Current WSU/OC Engineering and Computer Science Students during each Academic Year
  • Targeted Email Job Advertising to WSU/OC Engineering/Computer Science Students
  • Access to Team Members Distribution List

Silver: $2,500

  • Medium Logo Recognition on Competition Vehicle
  • Medium Logo Recognition on Team T-Shirts
  • Medium Logo Recognition on Team Website
  • Targeted Email Job Advertising to WSU/OC Engineering/Computer Science Students

Bronze: $1,000

  • Small Logo Recognition on Competition Vehicle
  • Small Logo Recognition on Team T-Shirts
  • Small Logo Recognition on Team Website
  • Targeted Email Job Advertising to WSU/OC Engineering/Computer Science Students

Donator Notes

  • Access to Team Members List will be comprised of members that have consented to receiving such info and to sharing their contact information.
  • For any questions, please contact our faculty advisor: Dr. Gokur Tuncol, Dr. Marvin Pitts

Governemnt Entities

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

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ONR Press Releases Subject
Students Push Ocean Robotics Envelope in New Global Game RobotX
Students to Face-Off in New RobotX Game RobotX
Advancing Autonomy: Students Compete for International Maritime Dominance RobotX
Autonomy and Unmanned Systems PDF Unmanned Systems

Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport

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Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS)


Federal Grants

Non-Profit Entities


  • Solicitation should requests for grants to purchase required hardware such as propulsion and energy storage systems.
  • IEEE Website
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the largest technical, professional organization in the world, is dedicated to benefiting humanity through technological innovation and excellence.


MTS Logo
  • Solicitation should include a request for help in fundraising methodologies and platform.
  • Marine Technology Society Website
  • The Marine Technology Society is an organization that promotes the awareness, understanding, advancement, and application of marine technology.

Private Industry Financial Support

Lockheed Martin

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Northrup Grumman

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Boeing Logo
  • Solicitation should include a request for financial Support
  • Community Engagement Application Page
  • Through purposeful investments, employee engagement and thoughtful advocacy efforts, Boeing and its employees support innovative partnerships and programs that align with our strategic objectives, create value and help build better communities worldwide. This includes improving access to globally competitive learning as well as workforce and skills development, and supporting our military and veteran communities.


Raytheon Logo
  • Solicitation should include a request for financial Support
  • Raytheon Website
  • Advancing aviation, building smarter defense systems and creating innovations to take us deeper into space.

General Dynamics

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  • Solicitation should be for financial support.
  • General Dynamics Website
  • General Dynamics spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines, offering these through our four business groups: Aerospace, Marine Systems, Combat Systems and Technologies.

International Society for Optics and Photonics

  • Solicitation should be for financial grant.
  • SPIE Website
  • Serving 255,000 constituents from 183 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.

Captain Planet Foundation-ecoTech

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  • Solicitation should be for financial grant, cycle closes July 1st.
  • Captain Planet Foundation-ecoTech Website
  • ecoTech™ Grants were created to combat the notion that students needed to choose between “the screen” or “the green” and to encourage educators and students to explore the role technology can play in designing and implementing solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges. We believe that technology can present innovative ways to address environmental challenges – and that when dealing with digital natives, we do ourselves a disservice by asking them to unplug.

AMGEN Foundation

  • Solicitation should request a grant.
  • AMGEN Commitment to Community Webpage
  • The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance excellence in science education to inspire the next generation of innovators, and invest in strengthening communities where Amgen staff members live and work. The Amgen Foundation carefully considers each grant application it receives, seeking out diverse organizations whose philosophies, objectives and approaches align with the Foundation goals and mission.

SC Johnson

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  • Solicitation should request a grant.
  • SC Johnson Grant Submission Page]
  • Since 1937, SC Johnson has given five percent of all pretax profits to charities. The year 2017 marked 80 years of company giving, and nearly six decades of our charitable foundation, SC Johnson Giving, Inc.

DiscoverE Engineers

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  • Solicitation should request a grant.
  • DiscoverE Engineers Grant Submission Page]
  • DiscoverE Engineers mission of celebrating the accomplishments of engineers and engaging K-12 students in engineering is made real by a robust coalition of activist partner organizations, volunteers, and educators.

Michael & Susan Dell

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Aflac Logo
  • Solicitation should request a grant.
  • Aflac Corporate Citizen Page
  • Through its Charitable Contributions Grant, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations can apply under one of the following areas of need: children and youth, education, environmental, health and human services, civic and community, arts and culture, and minority.

Bruce J. Heim Foundation

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  • Solicitation should request a grant.
  • Page
  • The Board seeks to grant funds to organizations in a position to help people, especially young people who demonstrate potential for excellence in the area of academic interest and/or special achievement in the arts. The Foundation strives to establish communication with the people it helps in order to provide congratulations and encouragement, although this is not mandated.


Halliburton Logo
  • Solicitation should request a grant.
  • Grant Support Page
  • To continue founder Erle P. Halliburton's legacy of positive community support, Halliburton works to create opportunities that benefit the areas where we live and work. Our community support comes from the Halliburton Foundation, our Company, and the Halliburton Charitable Foundation.

Shell Corporation

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  • Solicitation should request a grant.
  • Grant Submission Page
  • Shell makes monetary grants to non-profit organizations within the U.S. Priority consideration will be given to organizations in or near communities where Shell Oil Company or its affiliates in the United States have a major presence.


Sony Logo
  • Solicitation should request a grant.
  • Sony Grant Submission Page
  • Within the U.S., Sony focuses the majority of its charitable giving on art, culture, technology and the environment, with a particular emphasis on education in each of those areas. While support in other areas may also be considered, the Company seeks to apply its financial, technological and human resources to the encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical and scientific skills required of tomorrow's workforce.

PPG Foundation

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  • Solicitation should request a grant.
  • Community Engagement Page
  • PPG Foundation sees education as a way to enable possibilities and progress through learning, curiosity and discovery. They know first-hand the importance of education and the need for a skilled science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce to create stronger, more sustainable communities, and open opportunities for students around the world and accelerate pathways for diversity in STEM fields.

Private Industry Product Support

Tacoma Screw

Tacoma Screw
  • Solicitation should request a credit for needed fasteners and tools.
  • Tacoma Screw Website
  • Tacoma Screw is a trusted source For fasteners, tools, maintenance & shop supplies.

Banner Logo
  • Solicitation should include a request for the LED light onboard the WAM-V required to provide feedback and indicate the state of the vessel, and radar sensors.
  • Banner Engineering Website
  • Founded in 1966, Banner Engineering has since become a global leader in process and industrial automation.

Christina Foundation

Christina Foundation Logo
  • Solicitation should include a request for any usable Technoloy Equipment being recycled.
  • Christina Foundation Partner Website
  • National Cristina Foundation invites organizations engaged in the education, rehabilitation, or training of people with disabilities, at risk students or economically disadvantaged persons to join the Cristina Network. Eligible organizations must be based in the United States and may include nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or schools (public or private).


  • Solicitation should include a request for maritime grade connectors and cabling.
  • Glenair Website
  • Glenair offers a broad range of connector products to meet every connector requirement possible. Glenair manufactures high reliability commercial and military grade connectors, including, but not limited to backshells, the Series 80 Mighty Mouse connectors, MIL-C-28840, and accessories.

Copenhagen Subsea

Copenhagen Subsea
  • Solicitation should include a request for thrusters and propulsion hardware.
  • Copenhagen Subsea Website
  • Delivering the world's best Reliable, Powerful and Silent Subsea Thrusters.

Blue Robotics

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  • Solicitation should include a request for a Sonar360 Transducer and a Depth/Echo Sounder, and propulsion thrusters. (Product Page)
  • Blue Robotics Website
  • The world's most affordable high-performance ROV and marine robotics components.


  • Solicitation should request multiple student licenses for MATLAB to help in the development of our robotic systems.
  • Mathworks Website
  • MathWorks is a leader in the development of mathematical computing software.


  • Solicitation should request Nvidia support team through computing and display hardware as well as TX2 development kit for use, and Visopm AI.
  • Academic Support Page
  • Nvidia is a market leader in processing units designed for gaming, professional visualization, data centers, auto, and artificial intelligence.

Velodyne LiDar

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  • Solicitation should request a LIDAR module such as Ultra Puck.
  • Velodyne Website
  • Velodyne is a market leader in Lidar technology.


SilverNet Logo
  • Solicitation should request long distance WIFI Communications equipment.
  • SilverNet Website
  • Design and Manufacture of High Performance Wireless Networking Equipment.


  • Solicitation should request high-performance sensors, cameras and image processing APIs.
  • Teledyne Image Systems
  • Teledyne Imaging designs, engineers, and manufactures digital imaging components, software, and sub-systems serving a global marketplace, across dozens of business segments, and hundreds of applications

Raspberry PI

Raspberry PI
  • Solicitation should request Raspberry PI 4 Modules in support of Processing.
  • Raspberry Pi Foundation
  • Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in association with Broadcom.



Linak produces linear actuators.

  • Solicitation should request actuator modules.
  • Linak Sponsorships Page
  • LINAK® produces electric linear actuator solutions to create smooth movement in a variety of applications.

From healthcare to agriculture, comfort furniture, office interiors, or industrial automation – the options are endless.


  • Solicitation should request should be for servo Actuators, and support electronics.
  • Volz Website
  • In 1983 VOLZ SERVOS was founded for designing, manufacturing and marketing exclusively electro mechanical actuators worldwide.

Torc Robotics

  • Solicitation should request the Remote Task Control System (Controller)
  • Torc Robotics Website
  • Pioneers in self-driving technology on a mission to create safer roads for everyone.

Parker Lord

Parker Lord Logo
  • Solicitation should request the Microstrain GPS/IMU Sensors
  • Parker-Lord Website
  • MicroStrain is committed to quality, innovation, and outstanding customer service throughout the company. We are recipients of the prestigious National Tibbetts Award for exemplary achievement in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and our sensing solutions have earned multiple accolades, including several Best of Sensors Expo awards.

Theia Technologies

Theia Technologies
  • Solicitation should request components associated with Linear Optical Technology.
  • Theia Technologies Webpage
  • Theia's lenses can be used in many diverse applications from security to machine vision to science to web cams.

Boston Whaler

Boston Whaler
  • Solicitation should request Grants.

Boston Whaler Website


  • Solicitation should request should be for Electronic Connectors, Crimpers, Cables, Financial Support.
  • Aptiv Website

Aptiv (formerly Delphi Connection Systems) provides a wide range of solutions for the electronic component market, including Automotive Connectors, Crimping Tools and more. Aptiv allows electronic industry professionals to build and design modern, high-performing solutions for applications like hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles, harsh environment, electric vehicle charging and more.

Costco Wholesale

  • Solicitation should request be a request for Warehouse Donations to include: Deep Cycle Marine Batteries, Fire Extinguishers, Bon-Aire 12 Volt High Volume Inflator/Deflator, Folding Chairs, Portable Canopy, Portable Table
  • Costco Donation Website
  • Costco Wholesale’s primary charitable efforts specifically focus on programs supporting children, education, and health and human services in the communities where we do business.

Volunteer Citizens

Anonymous Donators