IPAX is an innovative academic outreach program initiated by Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Animation to connect teaching faculty, students, and individuals at the world's leading computer graphics and animation institutes with industry professionals and real-world production issues to help prepare graduates for professional careers and potential employment at Imageworks and the industry at large. The IPAX program builds these relationships and nurtures future generations of digital talent through internships, student scholarships, open source training materials, and school visits by recruiters, managers, and artists.