Partner programmes

As Ubuntu use grows, the world needs ever more phones, tablets, PCs, servers and clouds that are certified for compatibility. The opportunity for partners is immense.

To get to market quicker and reduce costs, OEMs and their partners need components that are compatible with the latest Ubuntu releases. For IHVs and ISVs, the big question is how to develop, test and certify such products.

The answer is to work with Canonical, the company sponsoring the Ubuntu project. OEMs, IHVs, ISVs and peripheral manufacturers can subscribe to the Canonical Technical Partner Programme, which provides all the information, tools and training a manufacturer needs to keep its products ahead of the Ubuntu development curve.

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ISV partner programme

Canonical’s ISV partner programme offers a range of tools and resources to ensure that our partners’ applications work well with Ubuntu. We can also help our partners reach new marketplaces through our worldwide sales and channel partner programmes. It’s a great time to partner with Canonical and, by working with our ISV software partners or by becoming one yourself, you can benefit from Ubuntu’s growing popularity in companies around the world.

The programme includes:

  • Priority developer support
  • Certification and packaging assistance
  • Partner directory listing
  • Access to marketing collateral
  • Access to joint marketing and sales planning

How it works

The ISV Partner Programme has been designed to encourage a close working relationship with our partners. Each partner has a dedicated sales and technical contact who can provide advice and help when you need it.

On application to become a partner, you will receive a commercial, technical and operational evaluation. If successful, you will gain access to marketing and sales collateral, webinars and onsite visits as required.

Reseller partner programme

Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage programme provides enterprise customers with access to the tools and support they need to make the most of Ubuntu in their business. By joining the Ubuntu Advantage Reseller Programme, our partners can officially resell Ubuntu Advantage and expand their services portfolios.

The programme includes:

  • Pre-sales support
  • Marketing campaign support
  • An assigned account manager
  • Fast access to technical resources
  • Increased exposure to potential customers
  • Partner directory listing

How it works

The Ubuntu Advantage Reseller Programme has been designed to encourage a close working relationship with our partners. Each partner has a dedicated sales and technical contact who can provide advice and help for any Ubuntu Advantage opportunities.

If you apply to become a partner, you will receive a commercial, technical and operational evaluation. If successful, you will gain access to marketing and sales collateral, webinars and onsite visits as required.

Hardware partner programme

The technical partner programme enables collaboration between Canonical and partners. It helps partners understand how Ubuntu is developed and enhanced, and provides access to the roadmap. Partners can share their plans for developing new hardware, ensuring full support in Ubuntu from launch.

The programme includes:

  • Official hardware testing and val
  • Custom development services
  • A global engineering network and support infrastructure

How it works

The hardware partner programme supports your efforts to certify hardware, and provides access to resources and campaigns to bolster your marketing activities.

As a hardware partner you can choose to send hardware to be certified on Ubuntu by Canonical, or you can choose to run the test suite yourself and submit passing test results to Canonical for validation.