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IBM Academic Initiative


As an ICN BS student, you get privileged access to IBM technologies offered in the IBM Academic Initiative program. You can now use software, cloud services, APIs, tutorials etc ... .. which exploit the latest technological advances in fields as diverse as Artificial Intelligence, Data Sciences, Cyber Security, Quantum Computing, Blockchain , the Cloud, and so on.

In recognition of your skills, you can request your badge on IBM Academic Initiative to display on your profile and in your CV.


Access modalities

Program registration on :

  1. For students register using school email address:
    For teachers register using your professional email adress :
  2. Fill in the form. If you don't already have an IBM account, create one.
  3. It is done ! You can log back into and enjoy the best of technology!

Privileged access to IBM Cloud
Watson, Data Sciences,…. This is where it happens !

Registration for the IBM Cloud platform, still on :

  1. Request your free access by clicking on Cloud> Software> IBM Cloud Promo Code
  2. Write down / copy the personal code assigned to you
  3. Go to
  4. Create an IBM Cloud account, or sign in with your IBM ID if you already have an account.
  5. Apply the code from Manage> Account / Account settings> Subscription and Feature codes.
  6. It is done ! your privileges now apply to your IBM Cloud account