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Meet Our Consortium

The GIX Consortium is comprised of companies and non-profit organizations that partner with MSTI students and faculty to solve real-world problems. Consortium members propose challenging projects that MSTI students and mentors from sponsoring organizations apply design thinking, technology development, and business skills to solve.

Industry + Students

Watch how Vulcan, Inc., and MSTI students work together to leverage technology to improve human communication. Students and engineers work as a team, with each learning and iterating with the other. This innovative format gives students the ability to learn from industry professionals, but also brings new perspectives and talent from students. 

2020-2021 Consortium Members

Microsoft 

Microsoft is a founding partner of GIX whose mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

www.microsoft.com

T-Mobile

T-Mobile is a leading provider of wireless communications dedicated to delivering outstanding experiences.

www.t-mobile.com

Vulcan, Inc.

Vulcan, Inc. was created by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen and works to be catalysts for change.

www.vulcan.com

As senior engineers, we have inherant biases. By having a fresh pair of eyes and a new generation of students coming out into the working force, they can actually influence things in ways that we never imagined.

Patrick Flickinger, Microsoft AI for Good

Join the Consortium

Membership includes access to GIX students and faculty, as well as the Academic Network and other Consortium Members, and at some levels, drop-in space in the Steve Ballmer building, use of the building’s Makerspace, and discounts on professional learning programs. Consortium members enjoy a special connection with GIX that fosters long-term relationships, leading to technical exchange, co-invention, and collaboration with faculty and students. You will also be invited to exclusive events and project demonstrations and will be recognized in GIX marketing materials. 

To learn more about joining the GIX Consortium and the unique opportunities and benefits that it entails, email Anthony Robinson.