Start for free for Partners 

Discover how Start for free can help accelerate the digital transformation of our joint customers, and explore the new features and benefits available today.

MindSphere welcomes partners to use and promote the new Start for free offering that enables our customers to experience MindSphere faster, with real benefits and with no financial barrier. 

New features available in Start for free now allow partners and customers to use new industrial connectivity and data. With this functionality, partners can implement tailored use cases based on their own offerings and solutions.

Additionally, by promoting Start for free with new "partner tracking strings", partners receive their customers' registrations so they can support them in implementing use cases and solutions.

Start for free is a journey to support partners and customers in identifying and developing new business opportunities with MindSphere. 

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New Start for free features and benefits

Now with Start for free, partners, developers, and end-users can deliver MindSphere experiences faster than ever to their customers and demonstrate real business value.


Industrial connectivity

Explore MindSphere by connecting assets and uploading data!

Users can now choose from several options to connect industrial assets to MindSphere: MindConnect hardware, such as the Nano or IoT 2040; MindConnect Lib, to create a connectivity agent; or MindConnect Software Agent, to allow customers to transform devices into gateways.

Step 2 Manage Apps

Deploy apps to customers

Allow app operators to deploy their apps to free tenants on demand!

Partners can deploy their own apps or solutions to their customers' Start for free tenants as required via developer or operator cockpit. As the app owner, partners decide which customers get the app, and for how long it will be available for free.

Step 3 Become an IoT Expert

Free to full experience

Get seamless land and expand the experience for partner's Start for free users!

Partners and customers can now transform their Start for free tenants into full access, paid accounts. Users can further extend their accounts on demand by purchasing the app, solution or service provided by the partner.

Step 3 Become an IoT Expert

Partner tracking strings

Receive your customer registrations for Start for free, directly!

Partners can now promote Start for free directly to their customers using their own unique "promotion tracking string". Registrations completed using a tracking string are routed back directly to the respective partner. The partner can then help their customers implement use cases, and identify and generate real business benefits with MindSphere.

What's included in Start for free?

Step by step guided tours through MindSphere

Access to a wide range of out of the box apps

Develop with preinstalled templates, tools and APIs in Mendix


Join the Community

Learn, collaborate and interact with other members


Check the Online Documentation

Learn more about MindSphere features and apps


Read the Product Sheets & Terms

Get information on included services or the subscription term

Which apps are included?


Asset Manager

Model the structure of an industrial process using assets, types and aspects.


Visual Flow Creator

Create versatile workflows and interactive dashboards.


Developer Cockpit

Configure and manage your developed applications in MindSphere.


Operations Insight

The IIoT starting point to begin monitoring assets and gaining insights.

Contact our team

Our team of experts is happy to answer your questions and help you get started with MindSphere.

Explore the value of MindSphere

Whether you get value from your data through our IoT apps and solutions or develop your own, learn how to use MindSphere step by step.

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