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  • GIX Bellevue
  • Steve Ballmer Building

Developing Leaders in Innovation

We collaborate across borders and boundaries to innovate on 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 will grow to include a broad array of innovation experiences for students, executives, and working professionals.

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What's Happening at GIX

Stay up to date on key dates and events, and read about the real-world impact of our learners.

Important Dates

  • January 21, 2019

    Application reviews begin. We're still accepting applications on a rolling basis until the cohort is filled.

  • February 26, 2019

    Information Session at GIX for MSTI & Dual Degree

  • February 26, 2019

    Online Information Session for MSTI & Dual Degree

  • March 4, 2019

    Information Session at UW Tacoma for MSTI & Dual Degree

News & Events

March 04, 2019 · 6:00 PM

In-Person Information Session: MSTI & Dual Degree


Join our online/in-person information session to learn more about the application process for the GIX MSTI and Dual Degree programs. This session will walk you through the admission process and help you feel prepared to start or finish your application for our GIX graduate degree programs. Spaces are limited, please RSVP by emailing with your name ( … )

February 28, 2019 · 3:30 PM

Online Chats with GIX Admissions


We will be hosting weekly online chat sessions to answer your questions and provide general support as you fill out your GIX MSTI and Dual Degree applications. Online chats will be run as live Q&A sessions with the GIX Admissions team. Join the Zoom meeting via this link  Spaces are limited, please RSVP by emailing ( … )

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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