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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

  • March 1, 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

January 30, 2020

Springing Into Action

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Mid-2020 will mark a pivotal period for Bellevue’s rapidly developing Spring District, as the REI and Facebook moves begin and apartments fill. One major tenant with more than two years of experience in the Spring District is the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), which opened in September 2017 in a 96,000-square-foot office Wright Runstad owns. GIX, ( … )

January 17, 2020

Cohort 2 Launch Projects Revealed

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In collaboration with GIX’s Consortium, which includes companies like Microsoft, T-Mobile, Roobo, and Vulcan, graduate students formed interdisciplinary teams to develop high-impact projects that address local and global challenges. The Launch Project enables a thorough exploration, development, and prototyping of a solution to a unique problem in partnership with a Consortium member. Below is a selection of ( … )

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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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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 2238095558220179930_3648740701 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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Instagram post 2232220107978011977_3648740701 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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Instagram post 2226492639738194427_3648740701 🚀 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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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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