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Autodesk’s Commitment to Clean Technology Benefits Thousands of Start-ups at Almost no Cost


Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program

Like many industries, clean tech startups are facing more pressures, whether regulation of their products or the market for their products, or concerns about producing a quality product while keeping costs low.

Autodesk software helps its customer’s design, visualize, and simulate designs before they are built, rather than using physical prototypes. The impact of this shift is profound; as much as 80 percent of a product’s environmental impact is determined by decisions made in the design phase.

At Autodesk, they’re committed to getting the tools to help with that challenge into the hands of people who will make a difference. 

Through its Clean Tech Partner Program, Autodesk is investing millions of dollars worth of its design engineering software to accelerate clean tech product development. Clean tech innovators are eligible to receive up to $150,000* worth of software for just $50.

Clean tech pioneers all require tools that can help them build the sustainable solutions we all need. Companies like Tesla Motors and HydroSpin are only two examples of the thousands of clean-tech companies Autodesk is supporting in its effort to create a better world.

To learn more about the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program and apply directly, please visit:



*Value is based on up to 5 commercial licenses of each application.

Tesla Motors

Take powerhouse, Tesla Motors for example, who! se goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. As an Autodesk Clean Tech Partner, they use Autodesk software to design and reinvent the electric car. Applying the Silicon Valley mindset to the transportation market, Tesla delivered the world’s first premium all-electric sedan to the market earlier this year.


HydroSpin, an Autodesk Clean Tech Israel- based customer, developed a micro-generator solution that produces energy from the flow of water inside distribution pipes in order to power the detection of leaks. These tiny generators power a wide range of “smart water” devices that monitor the movement and quality of water, throughout the distribution network. The devices also transmit data that might indicate a leak or a broken pipe, helping to prevent water waste. HydroSpin saved hundreds of hours of development time and hundreds of thousands of development dollars by using Autodesk Digital Prototyping tools.

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