Autodesk supports innovative design endeavors by providing time, energy, financial resources, and design software to help visionaries realize their ideas—from student competitions such as FIRST, to design pioneers such as Michael Graves, to deep sea explorers such as Graham Hawkes.

The Biomimicry Institute has recently launched AskNature.org. The portal, which is sponsored by Autodesk, is the first biomimicry database where innovators and designers can search for nature’s solutions to sustainable design challenges.

Pecha Kucha Night
Autodesk is proud to sponsor the Pecha Kucha organization and its efforts to provide an exciting new way for creative people to share their work. Begun in Japan in 2003, Pecha Kucha Nights have now spread to more than 145 cities around the world.

Digital Stone Exhibition
In a unique collaboration, four American artists used Autodesk design tools to create extraordinary stone sculptures. The Digital Stone Exhibition shows that technology can enable artists to capture, experience, and express their ideas and inspiration.

11th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia
Autodesk is proud to sponsor the 11th installment of La Biennale di Venezia Architecture Exhibition.  Inaugurated in 1980, the International Architecture Exhibition is the only specialized exposition of its kind in the world. In 10 editions it has become a point of reference for designers, architects, professionals and global influencers.

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design)
Autodesk is committed to fostering innovation through design and is proud to be a sponsor of the TED2008 Conference and online TEDTalks.

Easter Island Mapping Project
Autodesk is proud to partner with Easter Island officials in finding the balance between accommodating tourism and the need to protect the island’s historical artifacts and natural resources. Officials will use Autodesk 3D technology and expertise to make better decisions regarding sustainable land development, conservation and construction, for a more viable future.

Autodesk has enthusiastically supported the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) for all of our 25 years, but never more than now. As the organization celebrates its 150th anniversary, we’re demonstrating our commitment as an AIA150 Corporate Founders Circle Sponsor and official software sponsor.

FIRST Robotics
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a multinational nonprofit organization designed to foster a passion for science and technology in young people and their communities.

Hawkes Ocean Technologies
Hawkes Ocean Technologies designs and manufactures revolutionary sub-sea vehicles for deep sea exploration.

American Challenge
Autodesk is proud to sponsor Russ Wicks and the American Challenge Team. American Challenge is a consortium of business leaders, engineers, and motor-sport professionals focused on breaking land and water speed records.

Envisioning Change
Autodesk collaborates with like-minded organizations to help bring the subject of sustainability to a global audience. One such effort is global sponsorship of the touring Envisioning Change exhibit presented by the Natural World Museum (NWM) and the United Nations Environmental Programme. This exhibit will reach more than 1.2 million visitors and includes 40 artists.

e² The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious
Autodesk supports the sustainable design documentary e² (The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious), an ongoing series that highlights inventive leaders and innovative technologies. The series looks at energy, architecture, and infrastructure and challenges us to live smarter, live greener, and live with the future in mind.

Autodesk is now the main sponsor for the RIBA-USA ‘Building a Sustainable World’ Competition. The most recent of these international sustainable design contests was the ‘Building A Sustainable World: Life in the Balance’, an open competition for a maximum-capacity sustainable community or an urban subdivision to address shifts in global climate. The winning model , from the pool of 65 submissions throughout 18 countries of origin, supported a low-income community in Fiji. Read more about the 2007 contest.