Supporting academic innovation

We support research across a huge variety of topics, with a wide range of IP, and resources available for academic research use. Explore the following options to find the path that best suits you and your project, or contact us to find out how we might be able to support your research needs.

Arm Flexible Access for Research

Open up new research opportunities with free access to a wide range of Arm IP, tools, and peripherals for academic research use. Our simplified enrolment and delivery processes make it even quicker and easier to experiment using Arm technologies.

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SoC Labs

Access innovative reference designs and resources from our academic partners. You can also share your own projects and designs with the community.


Use the world’s leading technology ecosystem with fast and free access to proven Arm IP and subsystems, along with a wealth of resources, tools, design services, and forums.

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Research Enablement Kits

Our Research Enablement Kits help researchers get the most out of widely available Arm technologies. They include integrated examples of software packages, models, hardware prototypes, and services to help universities worldwide harness Arm and partner-based technologies and solutions as efficiently as possible.

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DesignStart FPGA on Cloud

Our easy-to-use, cloud-based platform enables you to prototype software on advanced Arm processors without any physical board or upfront cost, giving you on-demand access for as long as you need it. DesignStart FPGA on Cloud Pro now enables you to integrate your own hardware accelerator in our cloud-based platform and have a complete hardware-software co-design environment.

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If your project requires a more specialized set of IP or tools, get in touch with our dedicated team to explore the options.