Autodesk has announced this week that the company is preparing to invest $100 million in 3D printing companies over the next several years, with the creation of a new investment fund.
The new Autodesk investment program takes the form of the Spark Investment Fund and has been created to invest in start-ups that ”push the boundaries of 3D printing technology and accelerate the new industrial revolution.” says Autodesk.
Samir Hanna, Autodesk’s vice president and general manager of Consumer Products and 3D Printing explained:
“The days of taking a closed, top-down approach to innovating for additive manufacturing are behind us,”-“The Spark Investment Fund will empower innovators to improve 3D printing, and to help us unlock the tremendous promise of this technology.”
Those interested in applying for inclusion in the new Spark Investment Fund can find out more information about it and apply for investment via the link below. Autodesk explains on their website :
“We’ve launched the $100 million Spark Investment Fund to spur innovation and collaboration in the 3D printing industry. The Spark Investment Fund will invest in entrepreneurs, startups and researchers to push the boundaries of 3D printing technology and accelerate the new industrial revolution.
Autodesk encourages companies and individuals developing groundbreaking hardware, software, materials, marketplaces and maker spaces to apply for part of the Spark Investment Fund’s investment portfolio.”
Autodesk is an American multinational software corporation that designs ands creates software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries.
Source: Arch Daily