Current Sponsors

Many Companies, professional organizations, universities and individuals share the goals and mission of the SMART Competition.  Their support generously supplies competition support, team scholarships and financial donations.  Our sponsors include:

Bentley Systems  

is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure.  The Bentley solution for renewable power generation offers utility companies the ability to support repeatable design and modular engineering so project times are much faster, costs are lower and designs can be optimized and improved as the technology develops and changes.

Bentley is providing the critical design software and technical experts to support the competition.  Their products for use in the competition include MicroStation, PowerMap V8i and their new product AECOsim Energy Simulator.

IEEE Foundation
The IEEE Foundation provides philanthropic services in support of the IEEE core purpose to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

IEEE Power and Energy Society
The IEEE Power & Energy Society is a worldwide, non-profit association of more than 26,000 individuals engaged in the electric power energy industry.  PES members are involved in the planning, research, development, construction, installation, and operation of equipment and systems for the safe, reliable, and economic generation, transmission, distribution, measurement, and control of electric energy.

Andrews & Associates
Andrews & Associates 
is a consulting firm specializing in New Product Design and Development, Business Consulting, Operational Readiness and, Business Emergency Preparedness and Resumption Planning.


IEEE Smart Grid Committee 
The 38 societies and seven councils within IEEE help guide the evolution toward the smart grid, a modernized electrical delivery system.  IEEE Smart Grid Committee converges the technical community resources and makes that information available to the public.  Working through IEEE’s 395,000 members, the committee engages the world’s academic, government and private sectors and touches virtually every aspect of the smart grid.

ASHRAE, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry.

Cactus Moon Education
Cactus Moon Education helps educate students and teachers in understanding the different types of green, renewable energy sources and the technologies that can be used to take advantage of those sources.