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Developing Leaders in Innovation

Building the talent that leverages emerging technologies to address local and global challenges.

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What is GIX?

The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is a new model of experiential education and practice to develop leaders in innovation. Starting with our project and team-based graduate degree programs, GIX includes a broad array of innovation experiences for students, executives, and working professionals.

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What's Happening at GIX

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Important Dates

  • February 1, 2020

    Admissions for students starting in fall 2020 is currently ongoing on a rolling basis. Applications are open now.

  • January 24, 2020

    Admissions deadline for the Dual Degree program at Tsinghua University.

News & Events

December 14, 2019

The Global Innovation Exchange graduates its second cohort…

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GIX develops innovators who can navigate and lead in a changing landscape SEATTLE (December 14, 2019) — Following in the footsteps of last year’s inaugural group of students, 42 students from eight countries and regions will graduate from the Global Innovation Exchange with the Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) degree on Saturday. The ( … )

November 20, 2019

How GIX students utilize emerging tech to address…

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The students of MSTI Cohort 2 passed the second milestone of their launch projects in mid-November, 2019. The Launch Project is a culmination of months of joint technology development work between a student group and industry partner, focused on a full product or solution lifecycle. The milestones are designed to serve as a status update ( … )

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Connected Global Ecosystem

We bring together the strengths of leading universities and cross-sector partners from around the world.

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Collaboration Across Boundaries

A New Model

Bringing together leading universities and organizations from all over the world, our interdisciplinary, project-based model teaches students how to take an innovative idea all the way from a workable prototype to a market-ready product.

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Built for Innovation

Designed specifically for the GIX program, the GIX Steve Ballmer building offers a hands-on learning environment featuring electronic prototyping labs, design studios, AR/VR technology, and more.

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Real World Challenges

GIX learners have opportunities to collaborate with leading industry and nonprofit organizations on key projects to develop high-tech solutions to local and global challenges.

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GIX is like going to a hackathon every single day – you come up with a rough idea, build a quick prototype. But because it actually isn't just one day you get to iterate on it until you're happy with it.

— Bety Mehide, GIX MSTI graduate

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Instagram post 2211227233410835988_3648740701 "I applied for the dual degree program because I want to develop a strong international network, especially in the US and China," said Dual Degree student Shine Lin. ⁠
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GIX students come from around the world to earn an interdisciplinary master’s degree from the University of Washington with the option to earn a second master’s degree from Tsinghua University. The program's unique partnership brings together a community of innovators from diverse backgrounds and top industry partners to design, build, and launch technological innovations in connected devices or robotics.⁠
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Learn how to design, build, and launch future innovations with a GIX master’s degree. Apply now for fall 2020 (link in our bio)!⁠
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#DesignBuildLaunch⁠
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#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #emergingtechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #designthinking #bellevue

"I applied for the dual degree program because I want to develop a strong international network, especially in the US and China," said Dual Degree student Shine Lin. ⁠

GIX students come from around the world to earn an interdisciplinary master’s degree from the University of Washington with the option to earn a second master’s degree from Tsinghua University. The program's unique partnership brings together a community of innovators from diverse backgrounds and top industry partners to design, build, and launch technological innovations in connected devices or robotics.⁠

Learn how to design, build, and launch future innovations with a GIX master’s degree. Apply now for fall 2020 (link in our bio)!⁠

#DesignBuildLaunch⁠

#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #emergingtechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #designthinking #bellevue
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Instagram post 2203261920065042530_3648740701 "Working on the Empathics project with Vulcan has been a revelation," said Cohort 2 student Christopher Tran. "We’ve learned to take a comprehensive look at problems to be able to solve them efficiently. Most importantly, we’ve seen firsthand what inclusive design truly means and what it takes to make it a reality. It’s exciting to see the actual potential of technology, specifically emotion detection, to improve how people communicate more openly and empathetically.⁠
To prepare for your GIX experience, I highly recommend that you think about yourself, your communities and the causes you care about."⁠
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Learn how to design, build, and launch future innovations with a GIX master’s degree. Apply now for fall 2020 (link in our bio)!⁠
⁠
#DesignBuildLaunch⁠
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#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #EmergingTechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #DesignThinking #Bellevue⁠

"Working on the Empathics project with Vulcan has been a revelation," said Cohort 2 student Christopher Tran. "We’ve learned to take a comprehensive look at problems to be able to solve them efficiently. Most importantly, we’ve seen firsthand what inclusive design truly means and what it takes to make it a reality. It’s exciting to see the actual potential of technology, specifically emotion detection, to improve how people communicate more openly and empathetically.⁠
To prepare for your GIX experience, I highly recommend that you think about yourself, your communities and the causes you care about."⁠

Learn how to design, build, and launch future innovations with a GIX master’s degree. Apply now for fall 2020 (link in our bio)!⁠

#DesignBuildLaunch⁠

#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #EmergingTechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #DesignThinking #Bellevue⁠
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Instagram post 2195316567141737148_3648740701 “You have to do a lot of trial and error. Sometimes you have ideas that are just mind-blowing.” Still in their first quarter, Cohort 3 students are already creating high quality prototypes that demonstrate the practical learnings of the Fabrication & Physical Prototyping class. 🚀 These objects, designed in pairs, recognize when they are connected together and display a new behavior as a result of the interaction. This experimentation and learning is important to the design process students will continue to master over their remaining 12 months at the Steve Ballmer Building.⁣
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👉 Ready to push the limits of what’s possible? Learn more about becoming part of the next cohort of students at the link in our bio. Applications are open now.⁣
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#MadeAtGIX #DesignBuildLaunch #3dprinting #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #DesignThinking #TechStartup #3dprinting #prototyping

“You have to do a lot of trial and error. Sometimes you have ideas that are just mind-blowing.” Still in their first quarter, Cohort 3 students are already creating high quality prototypes that demonstrate the practical learnings of the Fabrication & Physical Prototyping class. 🚀 These objects, designed in pairs, recognize when they are connected together and display a new behavior as a result of the interaction. This experimentation and learning is important to the design process students will continue to master over their remaining 12 months at the Steve Ballmer Building.⁣

👉 Ready to push the limits of what’s possible? Learn more about becoming part of the next cohort of students at the link in our bio. Applications are open now.⁣

#MadeAtGIX #DesignBuildLaunch #3dprinting #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #DesignThinking #TechStartup #3dprinting #prototyping
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