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University Program

The Wind River® University Program allows faculty and students at colleges and universities to use state-of-the-art operating systems platforms, middleware, and development tools to enrich their research efforts and teaching courses to foster advances in embedded technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Supporting Pioneering Research and Teaching Courses

More than a thousand universities and 25,000 students globally participate in the Wind River University Program, which provides software and development tools to support teaching and research efforts for building IoT.

How the Program Works

Donated licenses are for nonprofit educational use by full-time students and professors and may be used for the following:

  • Courses that teach embedded systems and IoT concepts
  • Graduate and undergraduate projects for engineering and non-engineering courses
  • Academic research activities with publically available results
  • Graduate student theses

Guest Speakers

In addition to donating products, Wind River offers to provide an expert to lead an instructional class about the technology related to your project.

Frequently Asked Questions: University Program

Applying to the University Program

To apply for Wind River product donations to your academic program, please complete an application with the appropriate documents and email to university@windriver.com.*


Export Compliance

For both teaching and research programs, any applicant from countries not exempt from export screening controls** must fill out an Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative (EPCI) form. Please learn more about our export compliance requirements.

* Applications must be signed by an authorized representative of the academic institution.
**Countries exempt from EPCI screening: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

The World’s Leading Colleges, Universities, and Academic Institutions Partner with Wind River