Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), the provider of software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries, is to invest up to $100m in 3D printing companies over the next years.
The Spark Investment Fund, which will be operated within Autodesk, will invest in entrepreneurs, startups that develops 3D printing technology.
Earlier this year, the company launched Spark, an open software platform for 3D printing, and now invites the community around it to collaborate, build and improve the platform, its associated Ember 3D printer and materials.
In addition to financial investment, recipients will become part of the Spark partner program and have access to marketing and other developer services available to Spark partners.
To learn more about the Spark Investment Fund or to apply to become a recipient, visit spark.autodesk.com/fund.