As the official CAD/CAE/CAM software partner of F1 in Schools, now present in 58 countries, Autodesk, a global leader in design and make platforms, has been instrumental in shaping the global STEM challenge’s growth.
The partnership provides participating students with free access to Autodesk’s software, echoing F1 in Schools’ ambition to offer accessibility and inclusion to the competition by reaching students of all backgrounds. Used by industry leaders today, Autodesk’s software allows F1 in Schools’ students to learn key skills and access resources to help prepare them for jobs of the future as they design the cars that will take part in the Formula 1-endorsed competition.
"F1 in Schools has been an incredible journey for us, and Autodesk has been a great partner throughout. Their commitment to providing access to cutting-edge design software has empowered us to turn our ideas from imagination to reality," said William Johnson, from the 2022 F1 in Schools World Champion team, Hydron.
Since its inception, F1 in Schools has been on a mission to revolutionise learning by creating a dynamic and engaging platform that introduces students to the exciting world of engineering and technology through action-based learning. Partnering with Autodesk, a global leader in design software, has amplified this vision by offering software and learning resources that enrich the educational journey for students.
Prime Racing's car, designed using Autodesk Fusion 360.
"We are immensely proud to celebrate the renewal of our partnership with Autodesk. Having worked together since 2008, this collaboration has been instrumental in transforming F1 in Schools into a platform that not only nurtures young talent but propels them toward a future enriched with STEM opportunities,” said Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman of F1 in Schools. The extended partnership will be celebrated with a program agreement exchange ceremony at the Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals 2023 at Resorts World Sentosa, marking a commitment to investing in future talent and increasing the talent pool for emerging roles.
Commenting on the longstanding partnership, Mary Hope McQuiston, Vice President, Autodesk Education Experiences, said: “Autodesk invests in the next generation of designers and makers by providing free, equitable access to professional software and training resources to help students prepare for jobs of the future. Partnering with F1 in Schools allows us to provide this access as well as an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the technology that allows them to shape the future of the industries we serve.”
Haresh Khoobchandani, Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan, Autodesk, continued: “The partnership we are celebrating with F1 in Schools is about nurturing a culture of innovation, empowering students to dream big, and creating a powerful legacy that will shape the world of tomorrow. Together, we will inspire a new generation of engineers, designers, and innovators who will drive positive change to design and make a better world.”