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January 30, 2020

Springing Into Action


Mid-2020 will mark a pivotal period for Bellevue’s rapidly developing Spring District, as the REI and Facebook moves begin and apartments fill. One major tenant with more than two years of experience in the Spring District is the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), which opened in September 2017 in a 96,000-square-foot office Wright Runstad owns. GIX, ( … )

October 25, 2019

University of Washington world’s most innovative public university


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.

May 31, 2019

A baby monitor for chickens and other projects…


Some of GIX graduates’ launch projects were covered on Microsoft’s “On the Issues” blog. It highlights a baby monitor for chickens and other projects solving real-world problems. [Read full story in Microsoft’s “On the Issues” blog]

December 12, 2018

Tomorrow’s innovators: First class graduates from Global Innovation…


From interpreting chicken vocalizations with AI to identifying wildlife with machine learning, the inaugural projects from the first GIX graduating class demonstrate how collaborative, global education can lead to technology innovation for the greater good. [Read full Microsoft On the Issues Article]

December 11, 2018

Bellevue’s GIX grad school is a smart U.S.-China…


The United States’ escalating tensions with China highlight the value of GIX, the graduate school launched in Bellevue by the University of Washington, Microsoft, and Tsinghua University. [Read full Seattle Times article]

June 26, 2018

GIX Team Saffron enters the home stretch in…


GIX students near the finish line in a competition to create a wearable sensor device that sends wireless alerts to emergency services in threatening situations. [Read the full article]