Altair’s corporate culture thrives on seeking out business and technology firsts to radically change the way organizations design products and make decisions. We are focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for our clients’ improved business performance.
Founded in 1985, Altair is headquartered in Troy Michigan with regional operations throughout 22 countries and a staff of more than 2,000 innovative employees. There is an entrepreneurial spirit that flows and is encouraged throughout our global workforce to develop and gather technology that is relevant to engineering and business – including employing it within our own organization.
In this way, our passion in developing and applying technology in new and inventive ways allows Altair to help our clients increase their level of their innovation intelligence as well as our own.
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.
General Motors, one of the world’s largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 202,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 30 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall, and Wuling. GM’s largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Italy. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.
IMRA America, Inc., founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1990, is dedicated to the development of ultrafast fiber laser technologies for commercial applications. IMRA’s technology portfolio includes over 150 US and international patents and patent applications. The company’s pioneering technologies, rigorous quality control and high volume manufacturing operation make IMRA’s products the sound choice for scientific, OEM and industrial use. IMRA’s femtosecond fiber lasers are ideal for a host of applications ranging from ultrafast measurement instruments to industrial material processing and refractive surgery. The company’s visionary philosophy was inspired by Mr. Minoru Toyoda, honorary advisor to IMRA’s parent corporation, Aisin Seiki: “World Harmony through the Development and Sharing of Science and Technology.”
You may know us for our processors. But we do so much more. Through computing innovation, we push the boundaries of smart and connected technology to make amazing experiences possible for every person on Earth. From powering the latest devices and the cloud you depend on, to driving policy, diversity, sustainability, and education, we create value for our stockholders, customers, and society.
Strengthened by 70,000 Engineering alumni and countless friends, a public mission and the University’s across-the-board academic excellence—95 graduate programs in the US News top ten—we’ve stretched well beyond renowned technical leadership and superb career preparation. We’re focused on growing a creative community.
Siemens PLM Software is a world-leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software. We help thousands of companies make great products by optimizing their lifecycle processes, from planning and development through manufacturing and support. We work closely with every one of our customers to deliver the PLM solutions they need to support the critical decisions that go into their products. These solutions are open, to give you the freedom to use and combine whatever tools and information you need. They’re complete, so they add value across the entire product lifecycle. And they’re more than just technology, because only our people can truly assure your success.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drive and control technology, packaging technology, power tools, home appliances, security and communication systems, thermotechnology, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs 24,600 associates in more than 100 locations with consolidated sales of $10.4 billion in 2013.
Charles (Chuck) S. Hutchins has had a consistent presence on the U of M Solar Car Team for 21 years. Accompanying the Team on every race since the running of Maize and Blue in 1993, Chuck has maintained cultural and technical continuity that has motivated generations of Wolverines working in Ann Arbor. Chuck’s experience as an engineer (BSE MEAM ’57) and as an entrepreneur (co-founder of Manufacturing Data Systems Inc.) have proved priceless in the development of our 2011 vehicle, Quantum.
Exa Corporation, based in Burlington, MA, USA, develops, markets, and supports simulation software for the fluids engineering marketplace along with a full suite of engineering consulting services. Exa’s products and services enable engineers to create competitive designs, while shortening product design cycles and improving time-to-market. Exa prides itself on offering products and services that fundamentally improve and enhance engineering design processes. Exa currently employs a highly-educated team of over 150 people that is culturally diverse, with offices in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea and worldwide distributors.
Looking back on nearly 140 years of success, Henkel’s vision is to become a global leader in brands and technologies. Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial sector today and is well known for brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. The company is organized into three globally operating business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. The Dax-30 company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, and proud of its almost 50,000 employees from more than 120 nations worldwide. Henkel is globally active and has as strong presence in emerging markets.
Höegh Autoliners is a leading global provider of transportation and logistics services within the Roll-on Roll-off (Ro/Ro) segment. Our fleet of Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) sailing in global trade systems combined with our local presence enable us to cater for the specific needs of each customer. We offer our customers safe and secure deep sea transportation of Ro/Ro cargo such as cars, high and heavy machinery and breakbulk. Each year, we transport around two million car equivalent units (ceu) as well as other rolling and static cargo. We have experience with a wide variety of cargo and will do our utmost to ensure that you receive the service you and your cargo require.
IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with approximately 427,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world’s most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become “smarter” as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. This includes working with organizations and governments to build systems that improve traffic congestion, availability of clean water, and the health and safety of populations. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 18th year of patent leadership.
For more than 35 years, Micron’s teams of dreamers, visionaries, and scientists have redefined innovation—designing and building some of the world’s most advanced memory and semiconductor technologies. We develop the technologies that transform what's possible.
Designing and building some of the world’s most advanced memory and semiconductor technologies, we develop the technologies that transform what's possible. As one of the most prolific patent holders in the world we continually rethink, recast, and advance new ideas to bring innovation to broader markets and find ways our technology can inspire new applications or make fundamental improvements to existing designs.
As a leading provider of electronic components and solutions, Molex views innovation as a tool for solving complex customer challenges. This philosophy has helped us not only create many pioneering electronic solutions, but also build a globally recognized company. Through standard-setting products, high-performance people and a globally collaborative process, we are committed to anticipating tomorrow's needs and helping our customers engineer breakthroughs that make the world better.
R Systems provides technical expertise and optimized HPC cluster resources to the commercial and academic research communities. The company’s flexible service offerings and simplified business model provide the power of world class computing to minimize time, maximize effectiveness and add value to researchers HPC results.
Roush is a leading supplier of automotive engineering, development and manufacturing services. We are the world’s largest supplier of integrated motorsports marketing services, and we manufacture and market performance vehicles, crate motors and vehicle components. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Roush employs more than 2,000 people in over 50 locations throughout North America, Mexico, Germany and the UK.
Saturn Electronics Corporation, bare printed circuit board manufacturer, is a Top 30 domestic PWB Fabricator managing the nuances between Quick-Turn Prototype Boards and High-Volume PCB Production while offering industry-leading Lead Free circuit boards that meet RoHS compliance. Saturn Electronics Corporation is located in Romulus, Michigan.
Semprius delivers a unique high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) module design that begins with its proprietary micro-transfer printing process. This process enables Semprius to use the world’s smallest solar cell – approximately the size of a pencil point – to create solar modules with unmatched costs and performance advantages. In September 2013, Semprius set a new record for commercial solar module efficiency, reaching 35.5 percent.
TE Connectivity (TE) is a global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 80,000 people, including 7,500 design engineers, partner with customers in 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.
Thuraya is a leading mobile satellite communications company that empowers people with tools to bring the organizations and communities they serve closer together. We offer innovative, flexible and dependable technology that helps you overcome the toughest challenges and achieve the highest aspirations - facilitating reliable communications where and when it matters most. Our global customers include industry leaders from a variety of sectors including energy, media, marine, government and NGOs. Our superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the world via satellite and across the globe through our unique GSM roaming capabilities. Proud to be driving innovation in the mobile satellite industry, Thuraya has been recognized for our game-changing products and dedication to innovation.
Office of the Vice President for Research supports and promotes the efforts of UM faculty, staff, and students to remain in the forefront of research, scholarship, and creative activity, and is responsible for policies and compliance with ethical conduct of research. The mission of the Office of the Vice President for Research is to: nurture excellent research, scholarship, and creative activity by our faculty, staff and students; promote the integration of the research, education, and service missions of the university; facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise with the larger society; and promote responsibility in the conduct and administration of these activities.
Dr. Mark S. Schlissel is the 14th president of the University of Michigan and the first physician-scientist to lead the institution. He became president in July 2014.
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.
In 1879, University of Michigan President James B. Angell wrote that the University should make excellence in liberal education accessible to those “whose intellectual gifts entitle them to admission to the goodly fellowship of cultivated minds.” A century and a quarter later, this commitment to excellence and accessibility continues to be a foundation of the University of Michigan. The Office of the Provost works to strengthen this foundation. Our role is to support research, teaching, and public service that pushes the frontiers of knowledge and enhances civil society. To do this, we work with UM President Mary Sue Coleman, the deans and faculty leaders of the academic units, and the larger faculty to set academic priorities and allocate funding to carry them forward. Our goal is to encourage and sustain an environment of creativity, rigor, support, and openness that aids faculty, students, and the wider community in their search for knowledge.
Nowhere is the word “disruption” more frequently heard than in the automotive industry, which is currently undergoing a radical transformation brought on by digitalization. It’s up to companies like ZF to be prepared for and even lead this transformation. As a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, ZF is constantly developing and perfecting the advanced products and systems the industry needs to move forward. These innovations are supported by its talented workforce of about 137,000 across approximately 230 locations. Partnerships between organizations like ZF and the University of Michigan Solar Car team are vital to staying on the cutting edge of technological advancements and supporting the mobility leaders of the future.