IBM Academic Initiative

Building skills for a Smarter Planet

Bring hot technologies into your courses

See how your students can build apps quickly with hot technologies, including Internet of Things, Watson, Spark, Big Data, and mobile, using the open-source Platform as a Service: IBM Bluemix. It's is an ideal platform for student projects, hackathons, case competitions, and programming contests.

Find out how faculty and students can use IBM Bluemix at no-charge through an exclusive Academic Initiative for Cloud offer.

"Leaders in business and higher education must come together to foster a new generation of digital-savvy talent.”
--Kevin Werbach, a professor and expert on gamification at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

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