Autodesk Sponsors Clean-Tech Investor Summit to Facilitate Sustainable Innovation

Annual Event Fosters Clean Tech Innovation Among Emerging Companies and Established Players

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 19, 2011 — International Business Forum (IBF) and Clean Edge announced Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, is a major sponsor of the seventh annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit 2011, held this week in Palm Springs, Calif.

The sponsorship is an extension of Autodesk’s commitment to supporting eco-innovation through the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program. The Clean Tech Partner Program provides Digital Prototyping software to clean-tech companies in North America and Europe to help them innovate more rapidly.

Select participants in the Clean Tech Partner Program will be participating in the Autodesk Innovation Showcase at the Summit, where companies will display and demo their products. Featured are Celeroton AG, CyberTran International, ElectronVault, Enventix, Green Lite Motors, GreenIt!, Inc., KOR EcoLogic, Nautica Windpower, NTS GmbH, PearlLED, SunPods, Inc., and Utility Scale Solar, Inc.

“We believe in supporting the strategic relationships that entrepreneurs can forge at events like the Clean-Tech Investor Summit, which helps elevate their visibility among potential investors and strategic partners,” said Lynelle Cameron, director of sustainability at Autodesk. “The clean-tech companies featured at the Autodesk Innovation Showcase are great examples of how Digital Prototyping can be leveraged to design and demonstrate their innovative ideas.”

Each year the Clean-Tech Investor Summit attracts the key influencers of the clean-tech sector, from corporations and investors to startups and policymakers.

“Autodesk software is well aligned with the needs of many clean-tech innovators,” explains Clean-Tech Investor Summit chairman Ira Ehrenpreis. “Along with Autodesk, we are excited to recognize these companies and to showcase their work at this year’s Summit.”

About the Clean-Tech Investor Summit

The Clean-Tech Investor Summit, co-produced by International Business Forum and Clean Edge, and chaired by Technology Partners' Ira Ehrenpreis, is the premier clean-tech investment and innovation event. Held each winter in Palm Springs, CA, the event brings together leading investors, Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and relevant service providers for two days of high-level presentations, conversations, and networking. The 7th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit is scheduled for January 19-20, 2011.

About the Clean Tech Partner Program

The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program supports early-stage clean technology companies by providing design and engineering software that accelerates their development of solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Clean tech companies in North America and Europe who can benefit from Autodesk solutions for Digital Prototyping are invited to apply to receive up to $150,000* worth of software for only $50. Access to a collection of Autodesk industry-leading software applications includes up to five licenses of AutoCAD Inventor Professional Suite, Autodesk Showcase, Autodesk Vault Professional, Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Alias Design, Autodesk Algor Simulation and Autodesk Inventor Publisher software. For additional information, visit

*Value is based on up to five commercial licenses of each application.


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