Green Innovation Program

Sponsor program for innovative technology

"IAR Green Innovation Program has helped us to speed up our development in a phase where we needed it most."

Many of the most innovative advances in renewable energy and clean-tech fields over the past twenty years have been developed by small, entrepreneurial technology companies and individuals. To support and further this progress, IAR Systems has created IAR Green Innovation Program to allow engineers and scientists easier access to the world’s most powerful embedded systems development tools. By significantly enhancing development productivity, IAR Systems software helps green entrepreneurs bring their ideas from prototype to commercialization stages and provides a reliable path to high volume deployment.

IAR Green Innovation Program will provide selected organizations up to $25,000 worth of IAR Embedded Workbench or IAR Visual State licenses for the duration of the project.

IAR Embedded Workbench is a high-performance C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain for applications based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers. IAR Systems collaborates with all of the leading semiconductor vendors worldwide to ensure that our software supports more devices in more processor architectures than any other tool on the market.

IAR Visual State is a set of highly sophisticated and easy-to-use development tools for designing, testing and implementing embedded applications based on state machines.

Eligible organizations for IAR Green Innovation Program

Eligible organizations include research centers, university programs, and startups with 10 or fewer employees.

Eligible projects should be in the areas of environmental monitoring, renewable and clean energy systems, systems that optimize energy efficiency, recycling, climate related disaster recovery, or green quality of life improvements for people in developing and third world countries.


In order to be considered your organization must complete an application form which includes the following information:

  1. Contact information
  2. Organization or company information
  3. Description of the project, including what makes it innovative, and what its impact on the world will be
  4. Duration of the project
  5. Signed fine print agreement to the effect that if your organization is selected by IAR Green Innovation Program, any information and pictures submitted to IAR Systems may be used in our marketing including, but not limited to websites, press releases, social media, printed and digital data sheets.

Apply for IAR Green Innovation Program

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