Autodesk Selects Melbourne Australia as the Latest Site for its Clean Tech Partner Program
Melbourne, Australia – (News4us.com) May 02, 2013
US-based 3D design, engineering and entertainment software company Autodesk, recently announced it has gone ahead with an investment in a corporate research and development (R&D) Centre of Excellence in Melbourne to design and develop simulation software for the global market.
The decision was part based on the country’s business innovation, established position in clean technology and high level of skills in the sector,” said Jake Layes, Asia Pacific Head of Sustainability and Clean Tech.
The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program based in Australia and New Zealand, is a support package aimed at emerging clean-technology companies that intend to speed innovation, address pressing environmental challenges, and bring solutions to market.
Jake Layes, Asia Pacific Head of Sustainability and Clean Tech stated. “Autodesk has selected Australia as the latest site for its Clean Tech Partner Program based on the country’s business innovation, established position in clean technology and high level of skills in the sector.”
The first partner for the program chosen in Australia was Canberra-based Nexus eWater.
The company has produced a pioneering on-site water and energy recycler for domestic installations.
Autodesk software assisted the company fast-track the development process by forecasting the performance of prototypes within minutes and without having to spend weeks in the workshop constructing physical elements.
Australia’s strong culture for appropriate risk taking, combined with its strength in world-class engineering talent and stable economic and legal structures, makes it a prized location for clean technology prototypes,” said Dr Marc Newson, the Australian Government-appointed Clean Technology Supplier Advocate. “Digital prototyping offers a highly attractive approach to exploring paths to market.”
Autodesk is a 3D, design, engineering and entertainment software company headquartered in the United States.
It develops state-of-the-art software for customers in the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects.
For further information contact: http://www.austrade.gov.au
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