We would like to thank our sponsors for having generously supplied us with the funds, mentors and material resources which enabled our participation in the FIRST Robotics Competition this year. If you wish to help the Melbourne RoboCats team by sponsoring us, fill out the form under the SPONSORS link at the top of the page.

Swinburne Innovation Precinct 

Swinburne University of Technology is a leader in science, technology and innovation, with state-of-the-art research centres responding to industry, government and community priorities. Swinburne has a focus on niche and emerging research fields: advanced manufacturing, astrophysics, biotechnology, cognitive sciences, computing, design, micro and nano-engineering, optics and applied laser technology, and social sustainability and wellbeing.
Seeking innovative solutions to real world problems that can also create jobs and wealth. It is internationally recognised for quality research and teaching excellence.

BAE Systems


BAE Systems, Inc. is a global Aerospace and Defense company. It has been a strategic partner with FIRST for more than 17 years. BAE Systems believes that the hands-on experience and life skills that students gain through FIRST like collaboration, critical thinking, communication, creativity and confidence are necessary for our country, our communities, and its company’s future workforce.

Ford Australia


Ford Australia manufactures, imports and distributes small, medium and large passenger vehicles, together with four-wheel drive and commercial vehicles, for domestic and export markets. Ford Australia was founded in Geelong, Victoria in 1925. It is the third largest automotive manufacturer in Australia with two plant locations and more than 3,000 employees.


Invetech is a leading innovation and product development company. Their strength is their range of skills and capabilities across the product life cycle, from concept development through to manufacture.


Boeing Australia which invests in research and development activities here in Australia, has the company’s largest footprint outside the United States. Boeing’s two businesses – Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense, Space & Security – have a long history of providing commercial and military aircraft in Australia.


Salesforce is the innovative company behind a leading customer relationship management platform. Their software is cloud-based, so it doesn’t require a team of IT experts to set up or manage.

Rockwell Automation


Rockwell Automation is the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information; making its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Rockwell Automation is also a FIRST Strategic Partner, a global sponsor of FIRST LEGO League and the sole sponsor of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) “Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control Award”.


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