IBM Academic Initiative

Qubits in IBM's quantum computer.

Through the IBM Academic Initiative, SJSU students, faculty, and researchers can use the powerful technical and strategic tools of IBM. IBM Academic Initiative provides a unique, customized portal for SJSU students and faculty to access IBM Academic Initiative's resources for teaching and research. Access the portal here:

Portal Link

Additional resources are available by request. The Office of Research administers the governance and processes for faculty and researchers to request resources not available through the SJSU-customized IBM Academic Initiative Portal.

Submitting a special request is easy:

  1. Complete the SJSUxIBM Academic Initiative Special Request Form [docx] and email it as an attachment to
  2. Upon approval by the Associate Vice President for Research, we’ll collaborate with IBM Global University Programs to refine the request further.
  3. Your request will enter the IBM Selection Process.
  4. You will be notified of the outcome by the Office of Research.