Autodesk Technology Centers Residency Proposal
The Autodesk Technology Centers are a network of industrial research and development workshops based in Boston, San Francisco, and Toronto, as well as a robust global online community that extends beyond those sites. The Residency Program hosts teams from industry, academic, and entrepreneurial communities doing well-outlined projects supporting design & innovation, material research, and fabrication workflows, with particular focus on work at the intersection of industries. Residency proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis. Selected participants are provided with access to a rich series of programs, subject matter experts, storytelling and presentation opportunities, access to and training on state-of-the-art fabrication equipment, and a diverse and vibrant community of residents and Autodesk employees. The program can be tailored to meet project goals and residencies can last anywhere from a month to a year or more. We accept teams globally, so proximity to one of our sites is not a requirement for project proposal. The Autodesk Technology Centers exist to create a shared vision of the future of making with a community of innovators and thought leaders, and the Residency Program is a vital part of bringing that vision to life.
This refers to your higher-level company or institution, if applicable. (Ex: Autodesk)
This refers to your project-specific team. (Ed: Technology Centers Community Team)
Your First Name
Your Last Name
Your Team Role
Which of the following categories does your team best fall under?
Industry / Practice
How many people from your team will be part of the residency?
Tell us about your Organization
What country is your organization/team based out of?
Which Technology Center location do you have in mind for your project?
No site required
What software do you use for design and/or fabrication?
What is your proposed project or activity?
Please include some of the specific end-products you hope to create while in the residency program (i.e. physical/virtual prototypes, product launch, proof of concept, public demo, etc.)
Does your project include an industry partner? If yes, who?
(i.e. sponsored by a manufacturer who is supplying materials, equipment, or other support)
How is the Autodesk Technology Center ecosystem a uniquely good fit for your team and/or your project?
What do we offer to your team and/or project that you are otherwise unable to access?
What theme(s) does your project relate to?
How does your project relate to this theme(s)?
What focus area(s) does your project relate to?
Building Engineering MEP
Building Engineering Structural
Factory Floor Solution
Future of Learning
Future of Work
Internet of Things
Vendor – Equipment
Vendor – Technical Solutions
What size are the artifacts your team plans to produce?
Please list any additional inventory or equipment you intend to bring into the Technology Centers.
(This includes desktop computers, monitors, power tools, tool boxes, prototypes, shipping supplies, personal printers, etc.)
How many dedicated workbenches are you requesting?
Please describe the type of equipment you anticipate needing for this project.
(Be as specific as you can in order for us to best align training and scheduling)
What materials will you be working with?
(Be as specific as you can in order for us to identify which facility will best suit your needs)
How much material do you anticipate bringing on site?
Please note that storage of large amounts of material can be a challenge and that disposal of any waste should be considered before you begin a project.
Please describe your team's design and fabrication skill levels so that we may understand how best to support your project.
Please answer as accurately as possible. The goal of this question is for us to understand how the Autodesk Technology Centers can support your team's needs. Projects are evaluated as a whole, not based specifically on the expertise of the individuals of the group.
How often will your team be on site?
2-3 times per week
Proposed Residency Start Date
In order to allow time for review and onboarding, please propose a date at least a month out.
Proposed Residency End Date
Residencies should be at least a month long, as it is difficult to get meaningful work done in a shorter timeframe. It should also be noted that most longer-term projects begin with a 6-month residency that is potentially renewable following a review.
If your proposal is accepted, do you acknowledge that your team will need to sign a Participation Agreement at the team level and Waivers at the individual level? These agreements will supersede any previous agreements your organization may have regarding activities in the Residency Program.
All Technology Center Residents are expected to provide general liability and related business insurance. Can your team provide this insurance?
Please attach additional materials that help us better understand your proposal.
Images, renderings, diagrams, sketches, media coverage, etc.
Do you have a portfolio or examples of previous work? If so, please attach them below:
Does your Institution/Company currently have any association, formal, or informal, with Autodesk or an Autodesk competitor? If so, please provide detail below.
Purchase of off-the-shelf Autodesk software does not need to be disclosed here.
How did you hear about the Autodesk Technology Centers?
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