Paradigm Hyperloop has been fortunate to partner with numerours companies and organizations over the course of this project. We are actively seeking out new sponsors and constantly looking for ways to create value on both sides of the sponsor relationship. Without the help of our sponsors, our project would not be possible.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to Member of Parliament for St. John's South - Mount Pearl Seamus O'Regan, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency NL President Ken Martin, and Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development the Honorable Navdeep Bains.
The Government of Canada is our current largest sole contributor to the project, and their commitment to giving youth the tools they need to succeed is fully demonstrated by this support.
We would like to thank The Honorable Member Chris Mitchellmore, Minister of Tourism, Industry, and Innovation and his department for their incredible support. Their willingness to support our student lead initiative truly demonstrates that the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is fully committed to supporting youth innovation being developed in the province. We look forward to showcasing the talent and ingenuity Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer on the world stage at competition weekend this August.
The Memorial University Engineering Faculty have been an incredible supporter of the Paradigm Hyperloop team. They have contributed funding to cover the cost of materials and travel for team members in addition to providing a variety of other resources to assist the development of the Hyperloop concept. We cannot thank the Memorial University Engineering Faculty enough for their support.
Ed and the rest of the team Idea Factory have been incredibly insightful throughout the design process. They have helped us solidify our brand and develop a wide range of marketing materials and media strategies. We would like to thank Idea Factory for their guidance and support.
Hatch is a Canadian based Engineering firm that supplies engineering consultation services, project and construction management, business consulting and operational services to the mining, metallurgical, energy and infrastructure industries.
They have contributed significant funding resources to assist the development of the Hyperloop concept. We cannot thank them enough for their support.
To find out more about the company, please visit: Hatch.com
Reliable Carriers generously provides roundtrip transportation for our pod to and from SpaceX. During Competition I, Reliable and its army of incredibly knowledgable, talented, and generous drivers saved our team countless times. We would like to thank Reliable for supporting our team and look forward to working with them over the course of Competition II.
To learn more about Reliable Carriers and the service they provide please visit their website at www.reliablecarriers.com
Rhinestahl AMG generously manufactured the frame for the OpenLoop Pod that competed in Competition I. That same frame will be utilized by the Paradigm Pod in Competition II. We would like to thank Rhinestahl AMG for their continued support of the Paradigm Hyperloop team.
To learn more about Rhinestahl AMG and the range of products and services they provide please visit their website at www.rhinestahlamg.com.
Proto Labs specializes in rapid prototyping and on demand production. The company offers 3D printing, CNC molding, and injection molding services and helped manufacture our pod's wheel mounts. These parts were completed in very little time with the highest level of accuracy. We are excited to call Proto Labs an official sponsor and look forward to working with them over the course of this project.
To learn more about Proto Labs and the services they offer please visit their website at www.protolabs.com.
Princess Auto is one of the leading auto parts retailers in Canada. They made an incredibly generous contribution to our team which will be used to acquire materials for various subsystems. We would like to thank Princess Auto for supporting our project and helping drive the future of transportation technology.
To learn more about Princess Auto and the products they offer be sure to visit their website at www.princessauto.com.
The College of the North Atlantic is Newfoundland and Labrador’s public college – one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centers in Atlantic Canada.
We would like to thank The Office of Applied Research and Innovation for providing assistance for travel and accommodations. The Department has also provided critical 3D Printing services for pod components along with supporting CNA students participating in the project.
To learn more about the College and the Office of Applied Research, please visit www.cna.nl.ca
Gorbel provided our team with a brand new 2-ton gantry free of charge. Due to our pod's size, a gantry crane is absolutely essential to ensure team member safety when lifting the vehicle. Gorbel's contribution also ensures valuable resources will no longer be spent on short term equipment rentals. We would like to thank Gorbel for their awesome contribution. Be sure to check out their website at www.gorbel.com for all your lifting needs.
Founded in 1970, ANSYS develops software for finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, semiconductors, embedded software and design optimization.
They graciously provided licenses that allowed us to conduct detailed analysis on our air bearing and braking assemblies.
To learn more visit: Ansys
Airgas provides high-pressure air for our pod in Boston, MA and Hawthorne, CA. Access to high-pressure air is critical to testing our pod's air bearing based levitation system. Airgas's seamless operations allow for quick and reliable access to air whenever and we need it. We would like to thank Airgas for supporting the Paradigm team and look forward to working with Airgas over the course of Competition II.
To learn more about Airgas and the products and services they provide please visit their website at www.airgas.com
Abbess is a Massachusetts based company that manufactures custom vacuum chambers for research, production, and testing applications. In order to assure our pod's functionality in the low-pressure environment of the Hyperloop Tube, it is critical to test all of our power electronics in vacuum. Abbess provides our team with access to a wide array of testing facilities and technical expertise to ensure the integrity of our pod's electronics. We would like to thank Abbess for their support and look forward to working with them over the course of Competition II.
To learn more about Abbess Instruments and the products and services they provide please visit their website at www.abbess.com
PF Collins has been a long time supporter of our efforts at both Paradigm Hyperloop and OpenLoop. During competition one they shipped our pod's air supply system from Memorial University down to Boston and for competition two they have generously provided a similar service. PF Collins truly enables us to operate effectively as an international team and we can't thank them enough for their support.
To learn more about PF Collins and the services they provide please visit their website at www.pfcollins.com
Alliance Glass offers auto glass, vehicle wrap, and printing services in the Boston area. Steve, Dana, and the rest of the Alliance Glass team were a huge help and completed our pod's wrap in two days with remarkable craftsmanship. We would like to thank Alliance Glass for supporting our team.
To learn more about Alliance Glass check out their website at www.allianceglass.com.
ABB Canada is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, they have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems.
ABB Canada generously donated flight vouchers for the team to use in purchasing flights to Competition Week in California.
To learn more about ABB Canada, check them out at ABB.ca
PEGNL made a generous contribution to our team to help fund the development of our levitation system. We would like to thank PEGNL for supporting our efforts.
Misumi was kind enough to give us access to $2,000 worth of their massive inventory of configurable components free of charge. The components we purchased with that credit are utilized across our pod in systems including brakes, suspension, and lateral control. We would like to thank Misumi for their support. Looking for a vendor with an immense inventory of configurable components? Be sure to check out their website at www.misumi.com.
Penske provides truck rental, leasing, and logistics services across the country. Penske generously loaned us a truck free of charge to transport our pod to from Boston to LA for competition weekend. We would like to thank Penske for supporting our efforts. You can learn more about Penske and the services they offer at www.pensketruckrental.com.
Covercraft offers a wide variety of car cover and other car protection products. The company also creates custom covers and was kind enough to make a custom form fit cover for our pod free of charge. We would like to thank Covercraft for keeping our pod shell clean and supporting our team. To learn more about Covercraft you can visit them at www.covercraft.com.
Boca Bearings specializes in manufacturing ceramic and ceramic hybrid bearing technology. Boca offered our team generous discounts on a variety of different bearings. We would like to thank Boca Bearings for supporting our project. To learn more about Boca you can visit their website at www.bocabearings.com.
ELKO Filtering is a distributor of synthetic made monofilament fabrics for customer-tailored solutions for separating, coating and dosing in industrial processes, filter components, screen printing and architectural applications. Elko offered us generous discounts on a variety of materials for our project. We would like to thank Elko for their support. You can learn more about Elko Filtering at www.elkofiltering.com.
ACP Waterjet specializes in quick turn time water jet and laser cutting services. ACP is a huge asset to our team allowing us to quickly prototype our designs. We would like to thank ACP for their support and look forward to working with them over the course of this project. If you're looking for high quality, quick turn time, components in the Boston area be sure to check out their website.
As the world's largest package delivery company and leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services, UPS Canada is one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. We would like to thank UPS Canada for taking the time to give back to the communities they serve and specifically, for their incredible support for this initiative.
To find out more about how UPS Canada enables commerce around the globe, check out their website at www.ups.ca.
We would like to thank Beagle Board for supporting our team and providing us with two Beagle Bone Blacks. The Beagle Bone Black is a central part of our pod's control system and we are excited to be using Beagle Boards open source technology to push the limits of transportation technology. To learn more about Beagle board visit their website at www.beagleboard.org.
The Memorial University Business Administration Faculty have generously supported the Paradigm Hyperloop team by providing travel funds for MUN business students. We would like to thank the Memorial University Business Administration Faculty for their support.
We would like to thank the University of Michigan and OpenLoop's Michigan team members for manufacturing the pod's shell. The shell is a great display of Michigan's engineering ability.
Axiom Designs handled all of our printing needs during competitions one and two. From twenty foot wide banners to standing banners to table throws Axiom has impressed us time and time again with their commitment to quality and affordable prices. We are excited to have them on board as a sponsor and look forward to working with them during future competitions. If you’re looking for print or design work in the Los Angeles area be sure to visit their website at www.axiomdesigns.com!
Beattie Industrial was a critical resource during the development of the pod's compressed air system during competition one. We would like to thank Beattie Industrial for their continued support of the Paradigm Hyperloop team. To learn more about Beattie visit them on the web at www.beatie.com.
Wilwood provided us with generous discounts on brake pads to be used in our primary braking system. We would like to thank Wilwood for their support.
We would like to thank Wedgewood Physiotherapy for their generous donation. Wedgewood's contribution will go a long way in helping us prepare for the competition.
We would like to thank J.D. Irving for their donation, which allows us to acquire many necessary parts and tools to build and maintain our vehicle.