Autodesk Launches Software Donation Program


This week, during the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Autodesk–a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software–is proudly launching its Technology Impact program, providing software donations to select nonprofits that are directly employing design to create a better world. In just the first year alone, the program represents a major, $7.5 million commitment on the part of the company. Autodesk has long worked to share its software with entities imagining, designing, and creating a better world–ranging from nonprofits and schools to thousands of clean tech companies around the world. While some of those are investments in future business, this new program is strictly philanthropic in nature.

Autodesk will initially make two licenses, chosen from the company’s four most popular professional design software suites, available to 500 nonprofit organizations. The suites include Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium, Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Premium, Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate, and Autodesk Product Design Suite Premium. At this time the program is available in the United States and Canada only, but it is expected to scale globally in the coming months.

Click here to apply or for more information on the Autodesk Technology Impact software donation program, online at

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