Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program helps accelerate innovation

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, helps emerging Singaporean clean technology companies to address some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges and accelerate innovation with the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program.

The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program is open to all of Singapore’s innovative clean tech companies, including those specializing in solar energy, fuel cells, biomass, wind energy, tidal energy, energy-efficiency and carbon reduction services. Greenlots is the first Singapore-based company to have joined the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program. Greenlots designs and delivers charging networks for electric vehicles. To date, Greenlots has installed solutions in 12 countries. The company partners with utilities, municipalities, electric vehicle manufacturers and distributors and other private businesses to help them install, own and operate their own EV charging network.

Said Yeoh Keat Chuan, Assistant Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), “Autodesk’s Clean Tech Partner Program complements Singapore’s efforts to become a ‘Living Laboratory’, where companies can test, develop and commercialise clean tech solutions, before scaling them up for global markets. We are pleased that information technology companies such as Autodesk are leveraging the growing clean tech sector here to explore co-innovation opportunities and accelerate the commercialisation of clean tech solutions from Singapore.” According to the EDB, Singapore aims to grow the clean tech industry to contribute 3.4 billion SGD of added value to its GDP and provide 18,000 jobs by 2015.

“Singapore is rapidly gaining momentum as a hub of clean tech innovation,”  said Lynelle Cameron, director of sustainability at Autodesk. “We’re pleased to offer advanced design technology to help these clean tech entrepreneurs and pioneers bring their ideas to market faster and more cost-effectively.”

About the Clean Tech Partner Program
Autodesk defines the clean tech industry as companies engaged in developing products or services to address the causes of environmental problems through technology and related business models. Introduced in July 2009, the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program has provided design and engineering software to clean technology innovators in North America, Europe, Japan and now Singapore. Each Autodesk Clean Tech Partner in Singapore will receive up to five licenses of Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate, Autodesk Vault Professional, Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, Autodesk Inventor Publisher and Autodesk Building Design Suite, a value of US $150,000 for US $50.

For complete program information, including application process details for the Clean Tech software in Singapore, visit www.autodesk.com.sg/cleantech.

About Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries — including the last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects — use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.

Autodesk, AutoCAD, Flame, Maya, Lustre and 3ds Max are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

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