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

Real time - Right time

Application Portability & Interoperability

Real time - Right time

IT/OT Convergence


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.

Why should vendors join UAO?

  • Obtain license for UAO runtime execution engine
  • Share R&D costs with platforming approach
  • Influence the next development of the runtime execution engine
  • Get access to key End Users looking for IEC 61499-based systems
  • Position your company as thought-leader/innovator


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.

Why should users join UAO?

  • Support vendor-independent “plug and produce” automation
  • Network with other users to learn
  • Drive standardization
  • Influence the next development of the runtime execution engine
  • Get trained on the technology, interact with UAO Ecosystem

Pricing for Vendors and Users

150 k€ /year
  • 1 general voting right
  • 10 roadmap voting rights
  • Runtime access
75 k€ /year
  • 1 general voting right
  • 4 roadmap voting rights
  • Runtime access
25 k€ /year
  • 1 general voting right
  • 1 roadmap voting right
  • Runtime access
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


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

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.


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

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 University Start-up
Non-voting 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
Wood is excited to be part of defining the future of automation and transforming profitability and productivity for the customers in our industrial markets. 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 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
The creation of 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, 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
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
With the formation of, 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. 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
We are excited to be part of 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 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
German Carmona
Valeriy Vyatkin
Dimitrii Drozdov
John Conway
Jac Opmeer
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