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Building the talent that leverages emerging technologies to address local and global challenges.

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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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To date, UW and GIX have produced more than 1,000 To date, UW and GIX have produced more than 1,000 pieces of personal protective equipment for local medical workers. GIX is proud to be a part of a coordinated effort to help slow the spread of COVID within our community. 
#designbuildlaunch #MadeAtGIX #UWMedicine #PPE #3dprinting #ppeproduction #faceshieldsforfrontliners #faceshield #personalprotectiveequipment

To date, UW and GIX have produced more than 1,000 pieces of personal protective equipment for local medical workers. GIX is proud to be a part of a coordinated effort to help slow the spread of COVID within our community.
#designbuildlaunch #MadeAtGIX #UWMedicine #PPE #3dprinting #ppeproduction #faceshieldsforfrontliners #faceshield #personalprotectiveequipment
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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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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, 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

  • October 1, 2020

    Applications for fall of 2021 for both the MSTI and Dual Degree will open.
    We are no longer accepting applications for fall of 2020.

News & Events

May 05, 2020

Update: GIX Makerspace Produces PPE for COVID-19 Response…

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An interdisciplinary team comprised of faculty, students, and staff from UW Medicine, UW College of Engineering, Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Design that Matters, and the Global Innovation Exchange has been producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for the UW Medicine hospital system. Since March 30, the team of staff and student-workers at the ( … )

April 27, 2020

Leveraging the power of two-factor authentication with blockchain-based…

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In partnership with GOVTECH (a Singaporean government agency), a student-team at GIX has created a two-factor authentication device that compares identification documents to user biometrics using blockchain-based OpenCert certification. GOVTECH connected with GIX students to explore the use of the software in a hardware/software embedded system.  This ensures both the authenticity and completeness of the ( … )

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