RAND Worldwide®, a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies (link:
www.rand.com/imaginit) division has joined forces with Autodesk to help entrepreneurs in the clean tech space accelerate their products to market. Through the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program (link:
www.rand.com/imaginit/CleanTech-pr), Autodesk is providing early stage clean tech companies in the US and Canada with software grants to aid in the development of products aimed at solving some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Great software tools have the potential to help companies increase productivity. Maximizing that potential requires training and an implementation methodology based on best practices. As a result, to help clean tech companies experience the value of the software they receive as part of their participation in this program, IMAGINiT has developed several bundled service offerings that provide clients with a combination of support, training, and implementation consulting services (link: www.rand.com/imaginit/services-pr). By taking advantage of this program, early stage clean tech companies now have access to free software, allowing them to reallocate capital and deploy it to other mission critical expenses including employee training.
“This program is a valuable opportunity for both entrepreneurs and venture capital investors that serve the clean tech industry,” states Bob Heeg, executive vice president, IMAGINiT Worldwide. “With the right training and implementation methodology, clean tech companies can leverage digital prototyping to create a more predictable product development process. In addition, the ability to develop digital prototypes of their products enables potential investors and customers to visualize the product behind the idea.”
“We were extremely impressed with the caliber of the IMAGINiT services team that helped us harness the power of the Autodesk digital prototyping solutions,” says Brian Peithman, director of engineering at Hydrovolts, a clean tech company that has invented revolutionary in-stream hydrokinetic turbines that generate renewable energy from water currents. Hydrovolts was recently chosen as one of the three winners in the Pacific Northwest Clean Tech Open and will be participating in the National competition later this month in San Francisco. Peithman continues, “Following some recent industry recognition, awareness, and demand for our solutions has dramatically increased. Thanks to the training provided by IMAGINiT and the free software grant issued through the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program, we are now better equipped to deliver our products to market to meet this demand.”
“We are excited to bring new and creative clean solar solutions to the market with our MicroCPS product line,” says Darren Kimura, President and CEO at Sopogy, a leader in distributed generation concentrated solar power technologies, based in Honolulu, HI. “We are pleased that Autodesk, the leader in 2D and 3D design and engineering software solutions, is thinking and acting creatively to help bring these clean solutions to the by giving the Autodesk Clean Tech Software Grants. Working with IMAGINiT on the implementation of the software helped us hit the ground running and allows us to take full advantage of the software granted to us. Utilizing such a solution has helped us create products that put us on the path towards a clean, sustainable energy future for Hawaii.”
To find out whether or not your clean tech company is a candidate for participation in this program, contact IMAGINiT Technologies at: 1.800.356.9050 or Email Contact. For more information on this program, visit: www.rand.com/imaginit/CleanTech-pr.
About IMAGINiT Technologies
IMAGINiT Technologies, a RAND Worldwide Company, is a leading provider of design and engineering solutions to architecture, civil engineering, geospatial, and manufacturing industries. ( www.rand.com/imaginit)
About RAND Worldwide
RAND Worldwide is one of the world’s leading providers of professional services and technology to the engineering community, targeting organizations in the building, infrastructure, and manufacturing industries. ( www.rand.com)