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Community Impact

GIX alumni are anticipated to create new startups, lead in-house innovation teams, and eventually create new markets and industries. We also expect many industry partners to acqui-hire GIX teams.

Explore some of the accomplishments and milestones of GIX and our current student cohorts below.

Blending technology and biology to make life safer, easier to understand

GIX students use biofeedback technology to develop a wearable device that mitigates miscommunication between different languages and cultures.

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Women's Safety XPRIZE Team Project

GIX students, called Team Saffron, created a wearable sensor device that sends wireless alerts in threatening situations.

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GIX Student-led Teams Compete in Finals at the GIX Innovation Competition

Learn about the top five innovative solutions presented and pitched by GIX student teams at the GIX Innovation Competition finals.

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GIX Awarded the Puget Sound Business Journal Innovation Award

The Global Innovation Exchange was awarded the 2018 Innovation Award for the Education category from the Puget Sound Business Journal.

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Steve Ballmer Shares His Views on Leadership and Innovation

Learn about the history of the GIX Steve Ballmer Building and hear Mr. Ballmer’s insights into innovation and leadership.

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About GIX

Learn about our vision to develop leaders in innovation and better understand the foundations of our interdisciplinary, project-based learning model


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