When the MIPS Creator CI20 was initially announced, Imagination offered boards from the first batch free of charge to developers who submitted interesting and relevant project proposals. That request form is now closed, and boards have shipped.
They can be ordered from Mouser for around £65 or $85.
- Original Announcement (blog.mips.com)
- "MIPS Creator CI20 development board now available for only $65" (blog.mips.com)
- "Creator CI20 now shipping to Europe and North America" (blog.mips.com)