IBM Academic Initiative

Building skills for a Smarter Planet


Find the most popular software products and tools for academic use, including several that are publicly available and dozens of fully licensed IBM products from each IBM software brand. They are all available at no charge, but only Academic Initiative members can access the products and tools in the Software Catalog. Membership is open to qualifying faculty members, research professionals at accredited institutions, members of standards organizations, and IBM employees and contractors.

Note about license keys: Many Rational products that are available to Academic Initiative members require either a license key or an activation kit. Be sure to read the Rational support pages for detailed instructions.

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