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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

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

Important Dates

  • January 6, 2020

    Admissions deadline for students starting in fall 2020. Applications are open now.

  • January 24, 2020

    Admissions deadline for the Dual Degree program at Tsinghua University.

News & Events

November 20, 2019

How GIX students utilize emerging tech to address…

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The students of MSTI Cohort 2 recently passed the second milestone of their launch projects. 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 for their ( … )

October 25, 2019

University of Washington world’s most innovative public university

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For the third year in a row, the University of Washington has won the title of the world’s most innovative public university, according to an annual ranking by Reuters and Clarivate Analytics. The institution also ranked No. 5 among all universities, public and private, with Stanford taking the top spot. Read the full story on Geekwire.

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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 2154713539514838860_3648740701 GIX is proud to welcome Cohort 3 to the Steve Ballmer Building! The 44 students are from China, India, Taiwan, Colombia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and the United States. #DesignBuildLaunch

#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #emergingtechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #designthinking #bellevue

GIX is proud to welcome Cohort 3 to the Steve Ballmer Building! The 44 students are from China, India, Taiwan, Colombia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and the United States. #DesignBuildLaunch

#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #emergingtechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #designthinking #bellevue
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Instagram post 2140979620646840116_3648740701 Welcome to the students of GIX Cohorts 2 & 3 who are at the Steve Ballmer Building for the start of classes today. 🚀 We look forward to seeing what you #DesignBuildLaunch

#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #emergingtechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #designthinking #bellevue

Welcome to the students of GIX Cohorts 2 & 3 who are at the Steve Ballmer Building for the start of classes today. 🚀 We look forward to seeing what you #DesignBuildLaunch

#MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #GIXGraduateDegrees #TechIndustry #FutureTech #emergingtechnology #TsinghuaUniversity #UniversityofWashington #Seattle #Makerspace #designthinking #bellevue
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Instagram post 2107626163789864351_3648740701 Ideas become things. GIX graduate Padraic Casserly, who received a #fullbrightscholarship this year, helped develop sensors that estimate groundwater depth in his @tsinghua_uni thesis research during the last six months of the GIX Dual Degree program. He’ll soon be traveling to the island nation of Mauritius (off the east coast of Africa near Madagascar), where he’ll work to deploy the technology. The goal is to create a better understanding of the natural water resources that will contribute to water security for the health of the population and future economic development.
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#beyondGIX #MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #techexperience #LeadersinInnovation #gixgraduatedegrees #tsinghuauniversity #universityofwashington

Ideas become things. GIX graduate Padraic Casserly, who received a #fullbrightscholarship this year, helped develop sensors that estimate groundwater depth in his @tsinghua_uni thesis research during the last six months of the GIX Dual Degree program. He’ll soon be traveling to the island nation of Mauritius (off the east coast of Africa near Madagascar), where he’ll work to deploy the technology. The goal is to create a better understanding of the natural water resources that will contribute to water security for the health of the population and future economic development.
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#beyondGIX #MadeAtGIX #MadeInSeattle #techexperience #LeadersinInnovation #gixgraduatedegrees #tsinghuauniversity #universityofwashington
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