3D Printing Businesses in Dubai to Receive Funding from Autodesk Spark Investment Fund
Two years ago, Autodesk announced that they would be channeling $100 million into the Spark Investment Fund, set up to offer support to promising 3D printing-related startups and research projects. So far, Autodesk has been showing that they have a real skill for identifying which companies are going to make an impact, with investments in organizations such as Carbon and Optomec, for instance. Now the company has announced that they will be investing in an entire city, and I’ll give you one guess as to which city it might be.
That’s right, it’s Dubai. The United Arab Emirates city-state has been making the news roughly every week lately as it puts its 3D Printing Strategy into effect across every major sector from hospitals to housing to transportation and much more. Dubai is well on its way to fulfilling its plan to become the 3D printing capital of the world, and Autodesk is about to give it a financial boost by partnering with Dubai Future Foundation, the organization behind the city-state’s race to the front.