COLLABORATIVE ENGAGEMENT & SUPPORT

Support Team Desert Phoenix

The competition is a perfect opportunity to engage with community stakeholders, thereby strengthening ties with the local communities. The project not only positively impacts the community, but also increases energy security, and reduces dependency on fossil fuel.


Each of the teams will reach out to various institutions in the community to support the project through technical expertise, funding, or equipment. This project offers a unique opportunity for industry stakeholders and organizations to promote their businesses by supporting the Desert Phoenix team in multiple ways.


A major challenge is the fulfillment of the project’s financial requirements, as the design and construction of a fully functional house with latest innovative technologies is extremely expensive. The total estimated budget for the project is AED 1.8M/ USD 500,000. Industry and commerce stakeholders can contribute to this project by the following tax-deductible means:


1. Direct financial support

2. In-kind support by providing products and/or services pertaining to your business

3. Consultancy services

4. Transport and logistics support

5. Construction materials and services

Diamond Level

AED 100,000+/USD 25,000+

  • Company name/logo on all team electronic materials, website, print materials, and team t-shirts

  • Recognition as “Main Sponsor or Strategic Partner”

  • Company name/logo displayed on the team house during competition

  • Invitation to events surrounding Solar Decathlon competition (including send-off press conference highlighting team and your company with support at this level)

  • Opportunity to give a media talk relevant to sponsor’s core business activities

  • Opportunity to network with expert researchers and academics at the competition

  • Recognition of sponsor through official certificate

  • Available through all four university partners

Platinum Level

AED 40,000+/USD 10,000+

  • Company logo on all team electronic materials, website, print materials, and team t-shirts

  • Company name/logo displayed on the team house on the competition site

  • Opportunity to give a media talk relevant to sponsor’s core business activities

  • Opportunity to network with expert researchers and academics at the competition

  • Recognition of sponsor through official certificate

  • Available through all four university partners

Gold Level

AED 20,000/USD 5,000+

  • Company logo on all team electronic materials, website, print materials, and t-shirts

  • Company name/logo displayed on the team house on the competition site

  • Recognition of sponsor through official certificate

  • Available through all four university partners

Director's Level

AED 1,000,000+/USD 250,000+

  • Exclusive naming rights of the Solar Decathlon house to be permanently stationed on school campus after competition for a five-year period, including company logo placement in the house

  • Recognition as “Main Sponsor or Strategic Partner”

  • Company name/logo and company website link on school website

  • Company name/logo on all team electronic materials, print materials, and team t-shirts

  • Invitation to events surrounding Solar Decathlon competition (including send-off press conference highlighting team and your company with support at this level)

  • Available exclusively through the University of Louisville

President's Level

AED 350,000+/USD100,000+

  • Classroom at school named in your company’s honor for a five-year period

  • Recognition as “Main Sponsor or Strategic Partner”

  • Company name/logo displayed on the team house during competition

  • Company name/logo and company website link on school website

  • Company name/logo on all Solar Decathlon electronic materials, print materials, and team t-shirts

  • Invitation to events surrounding Solar Decathlon competition (including send-off press conference highlighting team and your company with support at this level)

  • Available exclusively through the University of Louisville

Dean's Level

AED 200,000+/ USD 50,000+

  • Office at school named in your company’s honor for a five-year period

  • Recognition as “Main Sponsor or Strategic Partner”

  • Company name/logo displayed on the team house during competition

  • Company name/logo and company website link on school website

  • Company name/logo on all Solar Decathlon electronic materials, print materials, and team t-shirts

  • Available exclusively through the University of Louisville