MPL Academic Program
Maximal Software offers a special program for academic institutions where academics
and their students have free access to the world renowned MPL Modeling System
for educational classroom and research purposes. This program is available worldwide to
universities, colleges and other academic institutions.
Description and conditions of the MPL Academic Program
The program is being offered to professors, teachers, and students that want to
use the MPL software for academic purposes, hereafter called academic software
or software or MPL.
- Each license includes the full-size version of the MPL software, including any
or all of the options available, Database Connection, OptiMax Component Library,
and Stochastic Extensions.
- The software can be installed on any machine that you use, including your
own personal computers. You will need to request a separate license for each computer.
- The academic software is allowed to be used for developing and formulating optimization models
that are ultimately intended to be used for commercial use. But, it is NOT allowed to use the
academic software to run optimization models for any commercial purpose
(see conditions below).
- Each academic license is time-limited (typically 3-9 months). The time period is determined
by Maximal Software, based on the information provided by the applicant on the application form.
At the end of the time period, the applicant can re-apply for extension of the license.
- The academic version of MPL currently comes with the full-size solver CoinMP for free.
Gurobi also offers a Free Academic License that can be used with MPL; please see this page
for further details:
- Other solvers supported by MPL, for example CPLEX, XPRESS, LINDO, XA,
CONOPT, KNITRO, and LGO, will also work with the academic version, but will have to be
acquired separately, either from their respective vendor or from Maximal Software.
- We will try our best to respond to any technical support requests regarding
the installation and use of the MPL Academic software, but please note that
since the access to the software is provided for free, there is obviously
going to be some limitations on how much support we can give. If you think you
will require receiving technical support, you still have the option of
purchasing the MPL software with maintenance.
Please note, that by applying for the Academic Program and requesting the
software license, you are agreeing to all of the above conditions.
- The Software and licenses issued through the academic program cannot be used
or distributed for any commercial or business purpose, whether its within or outside
the academic institution, without express authorization by Maximal Software.
- The academic software cannot be used for any commercial purpose without
acquiring a separate license or otherwise getting an authorization from Maximal Software.
This condition includes, that it is NOT allowed to use the optimization results from
running the academic software to help make business decisions or for any other
- Maximal Software makes no representation about the suitability of the academic
software for any purpose. The academic software is licensed to the user on an
"as is" basis without warranty of any kind, express, implied or statutory, and
Maximal Software expressly disclaims, without limitation, the implied warranties
of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, or non-infringement of
third party rights. Maximal software does not warrant the functions contained
in the academic software will meet the user expectations or requirements, or
that the operation of the software will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that
defects in the software will be corrected. Furthermore, Maximal Software does
not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the
use of the software or related documentation in terms of correctness, accuracy,
reliability, or otherwise. No oral or written information or advice given by
Maximal Software or Maximal Authorized Representative shall create a warranty.
- The academic software is provided gratuitously and, accordingly, Maximal
Software shall not be liable under any theory of law for any damages suffered
by any user of the software including but not limited to any incidental,
consequential, exemplary or special damages, including any lost profits or
lost savings, even if Maximal Software has been advised of or has reason to
know of the possibility of such damages, or for any claim by any third party.
This limitation shall not apply to claims of personal injury to the extent
applicable law prohibits such limitation.
- Maximal Software reserves the right to accept or refuse applications at its
own discretion, terminate the program at any time, or modify the terms of the
program without any notice.
To apply for the MPL Academic Program, please fill out the
MPL Academic Program Application Form.