Planet NI, a National Instruments signature program, empowers engineers in emerging countries to achieve sustainable prosperity by providing increased access to NI technology. The program nurtures local innovation by supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs), startups, and organizations that collaborate on projects to deliver prosperity and sustainable development in emerging nations through technology-based innovation and development.
The Planet NI program is an extension of the NI company mission to equip engineers and scientists with systems that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery. This program extends the reach of NI tools and technology into geographies where large gaps exist in technology access, engineering skills, and entrepreneurship, and it supports the development of future growth markets for NI.See frequently asked questions about the Planet NI program | Learn more about Planet NI around the world
SMEs and startups with innovative products and solutions to address key local challenges can become eligible to receive flexible pricing and grants for training courses, technical support, and products to design and prove their prototypes. The NI platform can significantly shorten time to market for small teams with domain experts wanting to start a new business.
NI partners with innovation centers and shared spaces dedicated to supporting startups and entrepreneurs by providing cutting-edge development tools for rapid prototyping, test, and validation, as well as technology demonstrations, technical training, and accessibility schemes to participating companies.
NI collaborates with development organizations, NGOs, universities, and governments on large, multiyear projects designed to build technical skills, globally competitive talent, and healthy and sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems. NI provides a single industry-standard platform that can span the continuum from hands-on and applied learning in engineering to the commercialization and deployment of prototypes.
SMEs and start ups supported worldwide
active partnerships for entrepreneurship, capacity building and development
emerging countries’ engineers now have access to NI technology though this program