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Mission & Vision

Our mission is to build the talent that leverages emerging technologies in new and impactful ways. 

GIX has assembled a network of leading universities and cross-sector partners committed to experiential learning and technological innovation in a global context. Together we provide project-based graduate degree programs and a growing array of innovation experiences for executives and professionals, in a variety of flexible formats.

Our programs create innovators who are able to apply new technologies in meaningful, socially responsible ways that transform the contexts in which they work.

GIX brings together top faculty, industry experts, and global cohorts from diverse backgrounds to work and learn together in close collaboration.  Our problem-based coursework, which combines design thinking, custom technical training, and entrepreneurship, prepares our learners to contribute solutions to a wide range of business needs and global challenges in the areas of health, sustainability, and social equity.

We are building a global center of knowledge to leverage emerging technologies for positive impact.

GIX provides a place where students can bring their love of technology, their aspirations, and their drive to make a difference in the world and learn best practices from experts on the cutting edge of research and implementation. The customized learning experiences we offer prepare them to work across the traditional boundaries of culture and discipline, apply methodologies in diverse contexts, and develop meaningful solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. We welcome like-minded industry and academic partners to join us in implementing, expanding, and diversifying our experiential learning experiences and innovation programs.

Diversity Statement

The Global Innovation Exchange welcomes people from all backgrounds. Our community celebrates differences and views diversity from a very broad perspective. Our definition of diversity includes, but is not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, ability, and age, as well as nationality, academic discipline, and professional experience.

GIX is part of a larger vision…it builds a bridge across the Pacific between Puget Sound and Asia and China. It builds a stronger connection between Puget Sound and British Columbia and between Seattle and Vancouver, and it really builds a bridge between the higher-education community and the business community. It's one of the few projects that I’ve had the opportunity to work on where I’ve felt...people will look back and say, "What they did made a difference”, and it’s a difference that continues to pay dividends a century later.

Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft


From smart homes to smart health, GIX graduate degree programs teach you how to design, build, and launch the connected solutions of the future.

Launch Projects

Explore some of the accomplishments made by our recent graduates


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