CODESYS in Education

Promotion and cooperation program for teaching and educational institutions

In the CODESYS Group, experienced software engineers and automation specialists work on the development of cutting-edge software that sets milestones in the world of automation.

Working with established industrial standards and employing latest technologies is a matter of course for us. That is why we attach great importance to close cooperation with leading teaching and educational institutions. Both sides benefit equally from the resulting transfer of knowledge and experience.

The 3S-Smart Software Solutions promotion and cooperation program covers the following aspects:

  • Free licenses for educational purposes
  • Free training, for example CODESYS basic training for teaching staff, free participation in public CODESYS standard training courses
  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master theses

The following requirements apply for the inclusion of institutes in the 3S-Smart Software Solutions funding and cooperation program:

  • The inquiring institute or teaching facility can prove an established teaching activity, e.g. by means of a corresponding website.
  • CODESYS licences issued free of charge are used exclusively for teaching or accompanying work within the scope of laboratories or internships. It is not permitted to pass on licenses.
  • CODESYS is actually used in teaching (e.g. as a basis for lectures, seminars, laboratories).

The maximum number of free licenses that can be provided is as follows:

CODESYS Professional Developer Edition

Products included in the CODESYS Professional Developer Edition (UML, SVN, Static Analysis, Profiler, Test Manager)

15 free licenses each

CODESYS Application Composer

15 free licenses

SoftPLC runtime systems

SoftPLC runtime systems (CODESYS Control Win SL, CODESYS Control RTE SL, CODESYS Control for Raspberry Pi SL, CODESYS Control for PFC200 SL, CODESYS Control for BBB SL)

30 free licenses, typically only one at a time, e.g. for equipment of laboratories

Runtime systems

Additional options for runtime systems (CODESYS Safety for EtherCAT Safety Module (for EL6900) SL, CODESYS EtherNet/IP Adapter (Master/Slave) SL, CODESYS IO-Link Master (for EL6224) SL, CODESYS Profibus Master/Slave (for EL6731xx) SL, CODESYS PROFINET Controller / Device (for EL6631xx) SL

5 free licenses each


Additional Single License options for visualization (CODESYS WebVisu, CODESYS TargetVisu)

30 free licenses each


15 free licenses

CODESYS Depictor

15 free licenses

Motion control

Additional Single License options for motion control (CODESYS SoftMotion / CODESYS SoftMotion CNC+Robotics, CODESYS SoftMotion Light)

5 free licenses each

What does 3S-Smart Software Solutions expect from its teaching and educational partners?

  • Actual use of the provided licenses during teaching operations
  • Feedback about product features / quality
  • Information about upcoming and ongoing projects / works / courses, e.g. with material such as photos, reports, project documentation
  • Public reference to cooperation with 3S-Smart Software Solutions/CODESYS at institute events
  • Reference to CODESYS website


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If you have a support request, please use our support form for educational institutions.