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The UW Master of Science in Technology Innovation Program

The M.S. in Technology Innovation prepares you to develop connected devices and robotics solutions that address real-world problems. In this intensive 15-month program based at the Steve Ballmer Building in Bellevue, Washington, students learn how to take an innovative idea from concept to development and launch.

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In partnership with @vulcaninc , students at GIX d In partnership with @vulcaninc , students at GIX developed a real-time emotion analysis system for adults with autism. By leveraging Vuzix’s HD camera and noise-canceling mics, they collect face images and audio data to analyze. After computing on the cloud, the glasses provide haptic and visual feedback to users, so that they are aware of their conversation partner’s emotions in real-time. Watch the video to learn more about the project and how students and mentors worked together. 
#MadeAtGIX #DesignBuildLaunch #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #EmergingTechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #DesignThinking #Bellevue
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In partnership with @vulcaninc , students at GIX developed a real-time emotion analysis system for adults with autism. By leveraging Vuzix’s HD camera and noise-canceling mics, they collect face images and audio data to analyze. After computing on the cloud, the glasses provide haptic and visual feedback to users, so that they are aware of their conversation partner’s emotions in real-time. Watch the video to learn more about the project and how students and mentors worked together.
#MadeAtGIX #DesignBuildLaunch #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #EmergingTechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #DesignThinking #Bellevue
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Over 370 million people around the world are affec Over 370 million people around the world are affected by eye diseases, but the high cost of screening and skill required makes them difficult to identify and treat, especially in developing nations. Working with the @microsoft AI for Health team, GIX students developed a low-cost, AI-enhanced eye fundus camera that can be deployed cheaply and broadly around the world. 
#DesignBuildLaunch⁠ #AIforGood #AIforHealth

#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #EmergingTechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #DesignThinking #Bellevue

Over 370 million people around the world are affected by eye diseases, but the high cost of screening and skill required makes them difficult to identify and treat, especially in developing nations. Working with the @microsoft AI for Health team, GIX students developed a low-cost, AI-enhanced eye fundus camera that can be deployed cheaply and broadly around the world.
#DesignBuildLaunch⁠ #AIforGood #AIforHealth

#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #EmergingTechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #DesignThinking #Bellevue
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More than 8 million tons of plastic waste ends up More than 8 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean. It is estimated that just 10 river systems contribute 90% of the ocean plastic. These plastics leach toxic chemicals that endanger both aquatic and human life.

Microsoft’s AI for Good team partnered with GIX students to develop an integrated system of IoT devices that use computer vision devices to collect data on plastic waste in rivers. By deploying multiple devices along rivers, they can locate pollution sources based on data analysis.

#DesignBuildLaunch⁠ #aiforgood ⁠
#Microsoft #MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #EmergingTechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #DesignThinking #Bellevue

More than 8 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean. It is estimated that just 10 river systems contribute 90% of the ocean plastic. These plastics leach toxic chemicals that endanger both aquatic and human life.

Microsoft’s AI for Good team partnered with GIX students to develop an integrated system of IoT devices that use computer vision devices to collect data on plastic waste in rivers. By deploying multiple devices along rivers, they can locate pollution sources based on data analysis.

#DesignBuildLaunch⁠ #aiforgood ⁠
#Microsoft #MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #EmergingTechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #DesignThinking #Bellevue
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🚀 It's not too late to apply for fall 2020! We' 🚀 It's not too late to apply for fall 2020! We're seeking a diverse new cohort of learners who have demonstrated a capacity for innovative thinking, creative problem solving, and collaborative teamwork. Want to see what kind of work you can do at GIX? Check out the link in our bio to see the Cohort 2 Launch Projects created in partnership with our industry Consortium members. 👀Tag a friend who should take a look! ⁠
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👉Learn more about GIX by signing up for an upcoming info session at the link in our bio! #DesignBuildLaunch⁠
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#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #emergingtechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #designthinking #bellevue ⁠

🚀 It's not too late to apply for fall 2020! We're seeking a diverse new cohort of learners who have demonstrated a capacity for innovative thinking, creative problem solving, and collaborative teamwork. Want to see what kind of work you can do at GIX? Check out the link in our bio to see the Cohort 2 Launch Projects created in partnership with our industry Consortium members. 👀Tag a friend who should take a look! ⁠

👉Learn more about GIX by signing up for an upcoming info session at the link in our bio! #DesignBuildLaunch⁠

#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #emergingtechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #designthinking #bellevue ⁠
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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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The great part about GIX is they encourage you to take risks; you have all the facilities and resources you need. Fundamentally, the University of Washington is a collaborative space, and we’re all working toward the same goal.

— Will Buchanan, GIX MSTI graduate

What's Happening at GIX

Stay current on key dates and events and read about the real-world impact of our learners.

Important Dates

  • March 20, 2020

    Application deadline for Access Computing Summer Program internships. Apply Here

  • March 31, 2020

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

  • April 1, 2020

    Admissions deadline for the Dual Degree program at Tsinghua University are currently being accepted on a rolling basis.

News & Events

March 06, 2020

GIX student team “SnapSort!” advances to finals of…

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For nearly two decades, students from around the world have competed in the Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s premier international technology competition for young developers, for the chance to win travel, mentoring, cash and prizes, not to mention the coveted trophy. The SnapSort! team is comprised of members Chun-An Ku, Yun Liu and Joey Wang, graduate students who are studying ( … )

March 06, 2020

Global Innovation Exchange Suspends In-Person Classes

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No members of the GIX community have reported symptoms of the COVID-19 infection. Bellevue, WASH (March 6, 2020) — Out of an abundance of caution for the health and well-being of its students, faculty, staff, and community, the Global Innovation Exchange will suspend all in-person classes and large meetings and events at the Steve Ballmer ( … )

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