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  • GIX Bellevue
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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.

  • April 8, 2019

    Online Information Session for MSTI & Dual Degree

  • April 8, 2019

    Information Session at UW Seattle for MSTI & Dual Degree

News & Events

March 15, 2019

Mourning the loss of Vikram Jandhyala

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Dear GIX friends & colleagues, It is with great sadness that we share with you that we have lost our dear colleague and leader Vikram Jandhyala. We are grateful for your support at this time, as we grieve his loss. Please read University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce’s blog post with more information and resources for ( … )

March 04, 2019

Professional Development Opportunities for GIX Graduate Students

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GIX offers many ways for students to network, learn from, and collaborate with top entrepreneurs and experts from leading nonprofits, startups, and corporations. Whether integrated into the Master of Science of Technology Innovation (MSTI)/Dual Degree curriculum, or facilitated outside the classroom, opportunities for students to connect with the extended GIX network is a top priority. ( … )

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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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