|[March 03, 2014]
Autodesk Joins Forces with U.S. Government to Drive Innovation in American Manufacturing
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Autodesk (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is proud to stand alongside the Obama
Administration, the U.S. Department of Defense, UI Labs and various
organizations in partnership on the recently announced, Chicago-based
Digital Lab for Manufacturing. Led by UI Labs and comprised of industry,
university, government and community stakeholders, the Digital Lab will
be the nation's flagship research institute for Digital Manufacturing
and Design Innovation, and its partners will work collaboratively to
breathe new life into America's manufacturing sector by promoting
increased access to advanced technology, research and resources.
"It is a great honor to have the opportunity to collaborate with the
U.S. Government and UI Labs on the new Digital Lab for Manufacturing,"
said Buzz Kross, senior vice president of Design, Lifecycle and
Simulation at Autodesk. "We are at a crucial stage in the rebirth of
American manufacturing, and the Autodesk team is passionate about
providing education, training and technological support that will serve
as a catalyst for industrial innovation here at home."
A pillar of President Obama's investment in United States manufacturing,
and part of the envisiond network of public-private manufacturing
institutes known as the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation
(NNMI), the Digital Lab for Manufacturing will seek to accelerate the
nation's industrial advancement through a combination of technological
and collaborative solutions. Autodesk software will assist the
Consortium's education, workforce development and research efforts,
which mirrors the Company's own commitment to making advanced
technologies increasingly accessible to students, entrepreneurs,
innovators and organizations across a diverse range of sectors.
Autodesk's support of the Digital Lab for Manufacturing comes just weeks
after the company announced that it is expanding its Design
the Future program and making available $250 million of 3D design
software, project-based curricula, training and certification to every
middle and high school in the United States in 2014.
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