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Technology Impact Programme

Autodesk donates software to nonprofits, startups and entrepreneurs that are using design for environmental or social good.

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We believe in making an impact

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. Across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction and entertainment industries, Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. Through our Technology Impact Programme, you can access powerful software to drive greater social and environmental impact in the world.

Why apply for the Technology Impact Programme?

Startups and nonprofits may be eligible to receive a donation of Autodesk software and technology that enables 3D design, engineering, visualisation and simulation of your ideas for impact.

  • Automate workflows to scale your impact

  • Enhance your 3D design and engineering capabilities

  • Bring your products to market faster

  • Improve global project collaboration

What's available

We will provide access to an Autodesk collection with tools to help you to meet any challenge - and deliver greater impact.

Architecture, engineering & construction collection

Get Revit + AutoCAD + Civil 3D + more – Powerful BIM tools for architecture, engineering and construction projects

Product design & manufacturing collection

Get Inventor + AutoCAD + Fusion 360 + more – Professional-grade tools for product development and manufacturing planning

Media & entertainment collection

Get Maya + 3ds Max + more – End-to-end creative tools for entertainment creation

Eligibility for startups

Autodesk offers social impact startups access to three-year subscriptions, valued at up to $600,000 USD over those three years. Startups must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be less than six years old
  • Have 10 or fewer employees
  • Earn an annual revenue of less than $1 million USD
  • Innovate in a social or environmental impact area, such as renewable energy & efficiency, water & sanitation or health

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Eligibility for nonprofits

Autodesk offers nonprofits one-year renewable subscriptions, valued at up to $60,000 USD annually. Nonprofits must meet the following eligibility requirements*:

  • Be a 501c3 nonprofit or equivalent
  • Have a non-discrimination policy
  • Have an annual operating budget less than $10 million USD

*Exceptions may be considered based on application

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Apply now to drive impact

  • 1. Review your eligibility and apply

    Review eligibility and apply to the programme. Nonprofits may be redirected to TechSoup

  • 2. Get approved

    Approved applicants will receive an email with instructions to access software

  • 3. Drive impact

    Start driving greater impact by deploying Autodesk design software

See what customers are doing

Build Change

Construction for the World's Most Vulnerable

Build Change helps developing communities ravaged by earthquakes and typhoons reconstruct, retrofit and resist future damage. Without the right tools and resources, buildings in a disaster-hit area may be as vulnerable after reconstruction as before.

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Asius Technologies

The In-Ear Revolution

Its in-ear monitoring technology delivers full-spectrum, high-fidelity sound and is transforming the way people listen to music by solving the problem of earbud deafness syndrome.

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Proximity Designs

Empower Rural farmers

Proximity Design creates products and services that help Myanmar's rural families save labour and increase their earning power.

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Learn more about the Autodesk Foundation

The Autodesk Foundation supports the design and creation of innovative solutions to the world's most pressing social and environmental challenges.

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