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Technology Sponsorships

Altair is proud to sponsor and work alongside some of the world’s finest teams, helping to deliver outstanding performance and results through our technology and expertise. By collaborating with these world-class partners, we enable each team to showcase their creativity and innovation worldwide as they utilize the powerful convergence of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics.

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American Magic

We are the official computational science and artificial intelligence (AI) partner for the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) American Magic team in the 37th America’s Cup. We empower the American Magic team with industry-leading computational fluid dynamics (CFD), structural analysis, data analytics, and high-performance computing (HPC) technology, in addition to specialized consulting services, to transform their yacht design and testing process and build a boat capable of winning sailing’s most prestigious competition.

Our technology helps the American Magic team:

  • Analyze past races, predict and simulate boat performance, and conduct test runs all within a single, unified environment
  • Optimize the design of critical components including the hull and hydrofoil
  • Leverage unparalleled data and computing power to run more simulations than ever

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SAE International

In conjunction with SAE International, we’re proud to sponsor its university programs that provide un-paralleled pre-professional education to college age students across the world. We’ve sponsored multiple events – including SAE Baja, Formula SAE, Formula SAE Electric, Aero Connect, Clean Snowmobile, and more. 

With SAE International, we have: 

  • Provided student teams with free access to Altair technology and training, access to Altair experts and booths, and giveaways
  • Assisted teams with electrification, analysis, data analytics, sensor calibration, and lightweighting initiatives
  • Had experts serve as volunteers, judges, and other support staff to assist event organizers

See how Altair supports organizations, competitions, and student teams around the world.

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Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli

As an official supplier of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, we’ve helped the team in its quest to claim the America’s Cup by providing access to simulation technology, engineering consulting, and other services designed to maximize boat performance. 

In addition, we have: 

A college-aged Altair-sponsored team member standing in front of a Shell Eco-marathon banner at an award ceremony.


As part of the Shell Eco-marathon competition, we’ve offered student teams from around the world access to our simulation tools for lightweight design, optimization, aerodynamics, electric drive systems, and more. We’ve also sponsored lightweighting awards in the past and have sent Altair experts to participate in Shell Eco-marathon, one of the biggest competitions for STEM students around the world.

Additionally, we have:

  • Had ambassadors work as design judges and technical inspection staff
  • Sponsored a “best use of simulation” award 
  • Worked with Shell to provide teams with webinars and training that bolsters their performance

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