Competitions & Sponsorship Information

Engineering students that participate in international collegiate design competitions such as, for instance, Shell Eco-marathon (Altair is a global Partner) gain invaluable experience in project management, teamwork, communication, design and manufacturing processes. Of course, our engagement with student teams is not limited to SEM alone.  We also support many student teams that demonstrate their engineering skills in other competitions such as:

  • Formula SAE
  • Baja SAE
  • Clean Snowmobile Challenge
  • Global Solar Challenge
  • SAE Aero Design Challenge
  • Vertical Flight Society
  • ...

Altair strongly believes that the "Lessons Learned" by participating students are very important, not only for  the students but also for the global engineering community.

For over 20 years Altair has proudly sponsored and supported competitive student teams with software, training, in person support, and much more. Free academic (full-featured) licenses are available to individual students, as well as team licenses.

With Altair University sponsorship, your team will gain access to the entire suite of products to help you:

  • Get it right at the first time
  • Reduce design time
  • Minimize vehicle weight
  • Optimize aerodynamics
  • Optimize vehicle handling

But we don't stop there!

We also offer training and tools to support you with our software, including live and on-demand webinars, eBooks, technical support, training, resources, and more!
Find a summary of learning material at: How to get Started

Join our growing list of teams we sponsor! We'd love to help you! Have additional questions? Email us at