Where are the greatest opportunities for innovation in manufacturing? The Autodesk Pier 9 Residency brings together companies, start-ups, and academics under one roof with Autodesk Research to explore technologies that contribute to the factory of the future. From augmented reality production-line solutions, to collaborative robotics, to distributed manufacturing, we encourage you to join us in rewriting the definition of traditional manufacturing.
We offer access to our world-class workshop facility including industrial machines and equipment, desktop workspace, and most importantly, our community of vibrant technologists who are pushing the boundaries. Residency seats are available on a rolling basis, with a timeframe that can match your project or research trajectory. We seek residents who will share their work as it relates to the configurable microfactory vision, will join us at Pier 9 for their residency, and who are excited to contribute to the thought leadership of this industry.
Dear It's Alive in the Lab readers, can you help us find the next generation of amazing folks that will bring the newest Pier 9 vision to life? We've got a new application portal and a newly minted vision for the direction of the technology center overall: Exploring the configurable microfactory. The Residency program is undergoing some big shifts along with some significant changes for the pier.
- We want to fill the Residency with the most interesting people and projects that contribute to the future of manufacturing in one way or another — this means folks working on anything from data collection and management, to huggable collaborative robotics. Are they reinventing the idea of a factory by working on some new technology? Send them our way!
- We're moving from the cohort model to a rolling Residency. This means that some collaborators will be in the building for a few months, and some a year or so. Everyone will be on a timeline that matches their project or their ability to leave home-base to come work at the pier.
- We are turning the whole building into a think tank around this concept. This means that we are not retooling the workshop into just one instance of a configurable micro-factory (though it will continue to be a test bed). The Autodesk Research teams are all moving into the pier, along with a raft of new Residents, and we hope to foster the most interesting conversations/debates/arguments/mindstorms around the future of manufacturing between all these teams, our visitors, and the rest of the company.
If you or someone you know is a good fit for a residency, have them (or yourself) apply:
Autodesk has always been an automation company, and today more than ever that means helping people make more things, better things, with less; more and better in terms of increasing efficiency, performance, quality, and innovation; less in terms of time, resources, and negative impacts (e.g., social, environmental). The Autodesk Pier 9 Residency program is part of that mission. You too can get involved.
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