Technology Impact Program (Autodesk)



Location (s):

  • Worldwide


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


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 Program, you can access powerful software to drive greater social and environmental impact in the world.

Why apply for the Technology Impact Program?

Startups and nonprofits may be eligible to receive a donation of Autodesk software and technology that enables 3D design, engineering, visualization, 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

Apply now to drive impact

  1. Review your eligibility and apply: Review eligibility and apply to the program; 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

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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

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


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

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