Wind River University Program

The Wind River® University Program allows students and faculty at colleges and universities to use state-of-the-art Wind River device software development tools for curricula and research projects.

"We have been using Wind River products for nearly a decade. ... Our real-time courses, based on a VxWorks/Tornado environment, have been very successful, producing ... graduates assuming software development positions in such companies as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Guidant ..."

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Globally more than 1,000 universities and 25,000 students participate in the Wind River University Program, whitch allows colleges and universities to apply to receive software donations of Wind River technology. 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 concepts

  • Graduate and undergraduate projects for various engineering and non-engineering courses

  • Academic research activities where research results are publicly available

  • Graduate student theses

Many popular and widely used Wind River products are available through the University Program. Wind River General Purpose Platform, VxWorks® Edition 3.x; Wind River Linux 3.x; VxWorks Developers Toolkit 2.2.1; and Wind River Simics® for Academia are available.

Requests for source code products will be handled on an individual basis and are subject to a more rigorous legal process. Included with the software grant are 90 days of free online support. For further support, contact Wind River.

Sales Inquiries
Toll-free: 800-545-WIND (800-545-9463)

Sales Inquiries EMEA
Toll-free: 800-4988-4988

Application Instructions
To apply for the Wind River University Program, complete the proposal, addendum, agreement, and EPCI forms from the links below. Email the complete application package to or fax it to 510-749-2454. For Wind River Simics for Academia, application packages should be sent to or faxed to 510-749-2454. Applications can only be submitted by a faculty member of an accredited university.

Software for Teaching

Application packages require the following completed documents:

Software for Research

Application packages require the following completed documents:

Software to Teach Courses and Conduct Research

Application packages require the following completed documents:

*EPCI screening is mandatory for all countries not included in the following list: 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. (This does not include U.S. distributors or resellers who may be selling outside of the United States or selling to parties that may be located in the United States but who intend to export Wind River® products to a nonexempt country.)

Contact University Program

North America
Simics (Global)