Industrial Award Continued Excellence


industrial excellence

UBRacing has continued to deliver world-class industrial links for students and sponsors. The team must source sponsorship to help the manufacturing and development of the car. As a huge project that is run entirely by students, UBRacing works with a large number of highly regarded businesses, enhancing the reputation of the team, the University and the Formula Student competition. This year, the team has secured ten new sponsors in technical, software and monetary support while retaining 98% of their existing sponsorship network, bringing the total number of companies they work with to 64. This year also saw increased interaction with their title sponsor, Mahle Powertrain. Team members were invited to their facility in Northampton for a three-hour presentation on electric vehicle development. Their carbon fibre sponsor Mulholland Composites Ltd provided invaluable manufacturing facilities, which enabled first-year students to learn how to make parts for the car. A new sponsor, Central Scanning, provided 3D scanning services for the full car, tyres and chassis which enabled comparison of physical components with CAD programs. Gold sponsors MathWorks gave a group of students the opportunity to undertake a commercial two-day Simulink course at their headquarters in Cambridge to help develop the team’s simulation capabilities. Team members have been given tours at several of their sponsors’ sites including McLaren Racing and Racing Point Formula One teams, providing an excellent opportunity to experience what working in high-calibre automotive teams is like. The industrial relationships development by UBRacing have enabled 100% of their graduating members to go on to full-time employment – a phenomenal achievement!

UBRacing say:

“It is an honour to be awarded the Industrial Award Continued Excellence for the second time. The whole project would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and also our hardworking team who commit countless hours to make this project successful. We are very proud to be recognised for our efforts to bridge the gap for students between the University and industry. We'd also like to say well done to all the deserving nominees and winners at the EPS Awards who work tirelessly throughout the year to help make their respective projects happen.”