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Inspire. Engage. Prepare.

Today’s students are the leaders, thinkers, and innovators of tomorrow. That’s why Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free* access to professional design software that helps to unlock the creativity and innovation within all students. Through our software, learning content, and resources for teachers, Autodesk helps to inspire and prepare the next generation to imagine, design, and create a better world.

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Video: Teacher inspires high school students through use of Autodesk software
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Lesson plans and projects
The Digital STEAM Workshop offers more than 75 free projects that use a design thinking approach to support science, technology, engineering, art, and math curricula.


Programs and competitions
Fun and challenging education programs and design competitions inspire and reward students.


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Design thinking inspires creativity and innovation
Erik Hofman, design and innovation teacher at Christelijk VMBO Harderwijk in the Netherlands, shows how the design process fosters innovation and prepares his students to make a better future.


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Secondary curriculum partners

Project Lead The Way
Integrate Autodesk software into project-based learning for STEM curriculum and professional development.

Engineering byDesign
Increase student achievement in technology, science, mathematics, and English using curriculum resources for STEM.

The Design and Technology Association
This organization supports and champions design and technology education in U.K. schools.

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*Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of the software license agreement or terms of service that accompany such software or cloud-based services. Software and cloud-based services provided without charge to Education Community members may be used solely for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research or development and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.