CM Labs Academic Program

Academic Partners

Our Academic Partnership program enables educational institutions to receive the same world-class Vortex software for real-time physics-based simulation as our commercial customers, which includes software upgrades and access to the customer support team.

Vortex academic partners are a vital component of Vortex product development.

Chartered educational institutions interested in joining the program must meet the following criteria:

  • The institution's primary purpose is student education for the award of a degree or certification
  • Vortex products will be used directly for educational or research purposes within the institution’s facilities (the products may not be used for commercial purposes)
  • Program applicants must also clearly explain how the partnership will be mutually beneficial


Program Features and Benefits

  • Reduced Vortex software pricing to fit academic or non-commercial budgets
  • Vortex Annual Bundle is available
  • Possibility of additional short-term demonstration licenses
  • Technical support for the project's technical lead
  • Optional consulting services available for research projects

Academic Partner Requirements

  • Complete a program application, describing research work and planned Vortex use
  • Sign a license agreement stating that Vortex will be used for academic purposes only
  • Provide material completed in the past year such as demos, publications or movies for marketing purposes
  • Use the CM Labs Academic Partner designation and provide CM Labs weblinks on appropriate Vortex-related materials or websites

Additional Program Information

For more information, contact the Academic Program Manager at +1 514-287-1166 x305 or e-mail


We are proud partners with these academic institutions:


Carnegie Mellon University (United States)
Cornell University (United States)
École de technologie supérieure (Canada)
Florida A&M University - Florida State University College of Engineering (United States)
Georgia State University (United States)
Johns Hopkins University (United States)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
McGill University (Canada)
Rice University (United States)
University of British Columbia (Canada)
University of Calgary (Canada)
University of California at Berkley (United States)
University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
University of Manitoba (Canada)
University of Maryland (United States)
University of Rochester (United States)
University of Southern California (United States) 
University of Texas at Austin (United States)
University of Victoria (Canada)
University of Western Ontario (Canada)


Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar (Germany)
Bielefeld University (Germany)
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA), (Switzerland)
Instituts für Werkzeugmaschinen und Betriebswissenschaften Anwenderzentrum Augsburg (IWB), (Germany)
Norwegian University of Science – NTNU (Norway)
Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg (Germany)
Seinäjoki Polytechnic (Finland)
Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
University Aarhus (Denmark)
University Angers (France)
University of Calabria (Italy)
University of East Anglia (United Kingdom)
University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
University of Paderborn (Germany)
University of Patras (Greece)
University of Southampton (United Kingdom)
University of Southern Denmark
University of Tübingen (Germany)
University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)


Aichi Institute of Technology (Japan)
AAFT - Mechanical Engineering (China)
AIST - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Cairo University (Egypt)
Changsha University of Science & Technology (China)
Deakin University (Australia)
Jilin University (China)
Kobe University (Japan)
Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan)
National Defense Academy of Japan
National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences 
PLA University (China)
Pukyong University (Korea)
The Research Institute of Engineering (China)
Seoul National University GSCST (Korea)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
Shenyang Institute of Automation (China)
State Key Laboratory of Robotics and Systems, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Suzan Mubarak Science Exploration Center (Egypt)
Tohoku University - Space Robotics Lab (Japan)
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Tsukuba University (Japan)
University of Malaysia 
University of New South Wales (Australia)
University of Tokyo (Japan)
Waseda University (Japan)
Zhejiang University (China)

To access academic papers based on Vortex technology, click here.

For an overview of academic projects using Vortex, click here.

If available, internships will be posted on our Careers page.