Membership

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Members of UniversalAutomation.Org have unique development power and access to the next generation of universal automation solutions, working collaboratively. UniversalAutomation.Org will act as a centralized hub of automation intelligence.
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Plug & Produce

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Application Portability & Interoperability

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IT/OT Convergence

Vendors

If you are an IT or OT vendor selling hardware, you can get access to an IEC 61499-based runtime and release an Universal Automation offer to market in months rather than years.

  • Quick implementation thanks to common runtime
  • Innovation-ready, flexible
  • End-of-life proof
  • Supports distributed systems
Platinum
150 k€ /year
  • 1 general voting right
  • 10 roadmap voting rights
  • Runtime access
Gold
75 k€ /year
  • 1 general voting right
  • 4 roadmap voting rights
  • Runtime access
Silver
25 k€ /year
  • 1 general voting right
  • 1 roadmap voting right
  • Runtime access

Users

If you are an end user, a system integrator, an OEM (machine or process) or a software vendor: Come and join the organization to become a sponsor, drive adoption of the technology by your suppliers and influence the roadmap of the runtime. In this way you will reap the benefits of this innovative technology.

  • Flexible architectures
  • Vendor independence
  • Application Portability & Product Interoperability
  • Reuse of software IP
  • Only one technology to train teams on
  • Easy interface between OT & IT
  • Innovation-ready, flexible, end-of-life proof
  • Supports distributed systems
Sponsor Voting
18 k€ /year
  • 1 general voting right
  • 0 roadmap voting right
  • Runtime access
Sponsor non-voting
2 to 8 k€ * /year
  • 0 general voting right
  • 0 roadmap voting right
  • Runtime access

1. Revenue dependent: <€10m = €2k, €10m-€100m = €5k, >€100m = €8k

Startups

You want to drive innovation in an universal automation environment? Then join us!

Startups
6 k€ /year
  • 0 general voting right
  • 0 roadmap voting right
  • Runtime access: Access to source code determined on case-by-case basis by the Board

Conditions (duration, revenue levels, etc.) determined by Board.

Academics

You want to train the next generation of automation technician and engineers on the next generation automation solutions? Then join us!

Academic
2 k€ /year
  • 1 general voting right
  • 0 roadmap voting right
  • Runtime access: Access to source code determined on case-by-case basis by the Board
Sponsor Vendor University Start-up
Voting Non-voting Silver Gold Platinum
IP Policy Protection
Access to UAO runtime source code repository 1 1 1
License to incorporate RT in own offer (as defined in General License Terms) 1
Propose/Elect Board Members
General voting rights (as defined in Articles of Association)
Runtime Backlog/Roadmap voting rights
Sit on User Advisory Board
Participate in Working Groups
Attend annual Membership Assembly
Attend working group meetings
Include product in UAO official demo 1
Member logo in promotional communications
Participation in UAO events
Use "UAO Inside" logo² 1
Use "UAO Member" logo
Include offers in UAO online product directory 1
Access to online training resources²
Certification testing³ 1 1
Networking with other members
  1. Determined by Board 2. Under development 3. To be defined

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They joined us
We are excited to be part of UniversalAutomation.Org because it promises to be a complete game changer. It opens up a new world of possibilities for organisations like ours. Unlocking valuable data currently buried in proprietary systems, making the connectivity and deployment of new technologies like Artificial Intelligence quick and simple. As part of UniversalAutomation.Org we are actively collaborating with and supporting like-minded organisations to create an exciting new open era in operations and automation.
Jac Opmeer
Principal Automation Engineer at Shell
Wood is excited to be part of defining the future of automation and transforming profitability and productivity for the customers in our industrial markets. UniversalAutomation.Org technology will enable business innovation, increase digital adoption and agility with its open, interoperable and portable solutions- building business resiliency and empowering our clients to be future-ready.
German Carmona
President of Wood’s Applied Intelligence business
The creation of UniversalAutomation.Org is the dawn of a new era within automation technology; over the course of the next five years, it will create a sea change for the future of automation software development. We are delighted to be a part of UniversalAutomation.Org, driving the development of a “plug and produce” system which will help the industry keep up with the increasing demands of flexible manufacturing. There is no doubt that as members continue to join the organization and reap the benefits of collaboration and openness, that industry-wide change will follow.
Dmitrii Drozdov
Chief Technology Officer at Flexbridge
UniversalAutomation.Org brings together vendors and users of technology, opening up the opportunity for continuous dialogue between members to share their knowledge. We’re excited to work with other members to enhance and develop our research and help combat the challenges currently facing industry. The IEC 61499 standard will help industry have a common platform for different types of software functionalities in automation, allowing organisations to achieve a certain level of reliability and predictability, as well as increasing flexibility of production plants.
Valeriy Vyatkin
Professor of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University
Industrial operations are undergoing a total transformation. As the IT sector has proven, advances in machine learning, augmented reality, real-time analytics, and the IoT hold great promise for step change advancements in performance, agility, and sustainability. However, within industry this promise is being held back by closed and proprietary automation platforms that restrict widespread adoption, hamper innovation, are challenging to integrate with third-party components, and are expensive to upgrade and maintain. Using a shared runtime changes all that.
John Conway
President at UniversalAutomation.Org
With the formation of UniversalAutomation.Org, we are hitting the reset button on automation technology. Using the IEC 61499 standard for distributed systems, we can create a new, open industrial environment that will lead to a more sustainable, efficient future. UniversalAutomation.org will remove the barriers to innovation in automation by decoupling hardware and software and providing end users with the freedom they have been asking for — to easily integrate different technologies regardless of where they came from and fully optimize their automation systems.
Greg Boucaud
Chief Marketing Officer at UniversalAutomation.Org
Jac Opmeer
German Carmona
Dimitrii Drozdov
Valeriy Vyatkin
John Conway
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  • ExxonMobil
  • Schneider Electric
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Flexbridge
  • Taotech
  • Stahl
  • Kongsberg

News & Events

Greg Boucaud - Chief Marketing Officer | UniversalAutomation.Org
21.07.2022

ARC Executive Interview with Greg Boucaud of UniversalAutomation.Org

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UniversalAutomation.Org demo shows IEC 61499 products interacting

UniversalAutomation.Org Technical Training
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First UAO Technical Training