Planet NI - A National Instruments program

Planet NI - A National Instruments program

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.

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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.

The mission of the Planet NI program is to empower engineers in emerging countries to achieve sustainable prosperity by providing increased access to NI technology. Our strategy includes 1) Providing direct support to eligible SMEs and startups, 2) Working with local incubators, and 3) Collaborating with public sector partners to nurture local innovations in emerging countries. 
 
Who are eligible?
SMEs/Startups/Entrepreneurs, which are based in emerging countries AND need additional support to adopt NI technology, can apply for the Planet NI program. Each applicant should satisfy at least one of followings;
Have expertise in system integration and want to leverage NI platform to create and deploy innovative solutions (SMEs with potential to become alliance partners or OEM accounts)
Use NI platform to provide solutions to social and/or development problems (Social Enterprise)
Use NI platform to become more competitive and bring additional high-value jobs to the local community (Local SMEs) 

If you are an SME or start-up which fits the eligibility criteria above, please contact: planetni@ni.com to apply for this program. 

Objectives

Attached in the link below is a slide deck 'Partnering to strengthen sustainable innovation ecosystems' which highlights and showcases the impact of our successful collaborations with partners on sustainable development. Each case study highlighted includes partnership mission, goals, impact achieved or expected, highlights, and role of NI technology. 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7o7smdxascCMmVQcllsdUdSZ1k