Technology Access Program

Traditionally, the tools that engineers and scientists required to create cutting-edge technology were widely inaccessible. However, we now live in a world where anyone given the right tools can take an idea, form a team around it, make a prototype out of it, and deliver it to market.

In 2014, NI launched the Technology Access Program to open up its system design platform to these innovators around the world. Since that time, participants of the program have integrated NI tools into their products, used them to test functionality in the lab or on the production line, and even formed consulting businesses on the path to becoming NI Alliance Partners.

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Requirements and Expectations

Companies that are less than 5 years old, produce less than 1 million USD, and have shown substantial interest in the NI platform are the best fit for the Technology Access Program. The program is not intended to be an onboarding or startup assistance program for enterprise customers. In return for software access and training credits, NI expects all program members to certify their skills at the Certified LabVIEW Developer level and produce at least one piece of content for the NI community.

Startup Companies

Serving the Unique Needs of the Hardware Startup

Starting a hardware company is different from starting a software company; you simply can’t build a hardware product in a weekend. It requires deep engineering expertise and complex systems integration to get a functional prototype out the door, and that’s just the beginning of the path to product. Before your first shipment, you need to hunt down functional issues, increase reliability, and decrease your bill of materials—all while minimizing your time to market.

The Power of the Platform

Traditional engineering tools are disparate, incomplete, and require domain expertise that your team may not have time to gain. For years, NI has improved measurement and control systems for large companies with products like LabVIEW system design software. Now, Technology Access Program members are empowered to use these products to gain an edge over their competitors.

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NI Alliance Partner Network

Many LabVIEW developers form a career out of developing test, measurement, and control systems. Through the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer, Certified LabVIEW Developer, or Certified LabVIEW Architect exams, they certify their skills and develop a reputation for being experts in their area. Some developers form businesses that provide consulting and integration services. The Alliance Partner Network provides these businesses with support, software, and promotion.

The Path to Becoming a Partner

Through the Technology Access Program, NI encourages the development of these partners and assists them with the initial software and training investment in the NI platform. With greater access to training courses and certification exams, new partners can become Certified LabVIEW Developers and apply to the Alliance Partner Network. NI partners’ success is critical to ensuring the continued growth of the LabVIEW ecosystem.