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VAST Platform Academic License Program

Instantiations offers a no-cost academic license of the VAST Platform to accredited educational institutions, including vocational/trade schools, colleges, universities and institutions, and to individual students and teaching staff. Academic Licenses allow for use of fully-functional version of the software for non-commercial purposes only, including education and research.


To submit an application for an academic license of VAST, please send an email to and include the following information:
  • Contact Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • School Name
  • Primary Location
  • Web Link
  • Number of Students Using License
  • Period of Instructional Terms
  • Reciprocity


Once your email application has been received, Instantiations staff will review the request and either grant, deny, or request additional information. If your request is granted, Instantiations will provide you with instructions for how to obtain your academic license for VAST. Please allow up to five (5) business days for processing of your request.

Terms of Use

Instantiations grants you a nonexclusive license to use the Software. You may 1) install the Software on computers used solely for instructional purposes in your department, college, or specific University campus and 2) make and install copies to support the level of use authorized, providing you reproduce the copyright notice and any other legends of ownership on each copy, or partial copy, of the Software. You will ensure that anyone who uses the Software does so only in compliance with the terms of this Agreement. You may not transfer your license rights to another party without prior written consent from Instantiations.

Reciprocity (optional)

Instantiations would very much like to inform the greater Smalltalk community that your school is using the VAST Platform in its instructional curriculum. Therefore we ask you to consider the following:

  • Provide us with the logo of your school for posting on our website.
  • Consider coordinating with Instantiations to have your students develop marketing collateral papers on the topic of the VAST Platform. For example, white papers, tutorials, case studies, etc.

Please indicate your willingness to participate in this program by including a comment to that effect in your Application.

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