Will you drive with us through the heart of Australia? Help us to realize our goal, winning the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019, and you name will shine on the Escort vehicle of our race convoy! The Escort leads our solar car through the Outback. You will join us on every inch of the race!
We are Solar Team Twente. Our team consist of nineteen enthusiastic students of Saxion university of applied sciences and University of Twente. Our goal is to develop the most efficient solar car and drive it 3000 kilometers through the rough Outback, from Darwin to Adelaide. By developing a solar car, creating innovative ideas and inspiring others, we contribute to a more sustainable future. We set our studies on hold for a year and a half to work night and day on our goals.
The development of the most efficient solar car requires the best solar cells. This year we designed our car for the use of a new solar cell type with the highest energy efficiency in Solar Team Twente history! To finance the best solar panel that will get us across the finish line first we need your support! Contributing to our solar panel gives you the opportunity to travel along with your name, a personal message or even a picture.
Make sure that your name, message or picture will be present on the Escort vehicle and support us with a contribution to our solar panel! We are looking forward to your motivating message or picture!
Whatever you do, do not forget to follow our great adventure on our social media channels.
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The UT turns yellow from 11 to 30 March!
The Exoskeleton Race Team aims to win the Cybathlon 2020 in Zürich. This competition was specially set up for Exoskeleton teams from all over the world. The pilots of the teams have a complete spinal cord lesion and can’t walk without an Exoskeleton. They will be competing against one another by performing various exercises wearing the Exoskeleton. These exercises range from walking up the stairs and standing up from a couch. This is very normal for most of us, but for someone with spinal cord lesion impossible. With the help of an Exoskeleton, paraplegics will be helped to move again and learn how to walk again. The objective of the Cybathlon 2020 is to promote the research for Exoskeletons worldwide and to raise awareness of paraplegia.
UT Sports Centre, The Vital Company, Topvorm Twente, and Roc van Twente join forces to start a campaign to get as many people as possible on their feet to support the Exoskeleton Race Team! Students and staff of the UT will be doing sports in large numbers to raise funds for the Exoskeleton Race Team. You can find how this works here. In addition to doing sports, every donation is also more than welcome, and it would be great if you do this through the Bite the Lemon Challenge!
Bite the Lemon Challenge
Are you ready to bite into a sour lemon? We challenge you to place a video on social media in which you, your sports team, your colleagues, etc. bite a lemon! If you succeed, you challenge 2 others to do the same and place it on their own social media. If they fail to do this within 24 hours, they will have to make a donation to the Exoskeleton Race Team. Needless to say, they can also do both! With the support from the Let’s move for a better world campaign, the UT Exoskeleton Race Team wants to improve and extend the research on and the development of the Exoskeleton. You can help us!