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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]

June 07, 2018

Anu & Naveen Jain Announce Leaf Wearables as…


The Women’s Safety XPRIZE competition, which was created to address the safety of women and girls by leveraging technology, recently announced the grand prize winner. Excitingly, GIX student-led team, Saffron, was one of the top five finalists. [Read full story here]

June 06, 2018

UW team competes for $1 million XPRIZE for…


GIX students, called Team Saffron, made it into the final round of the XPRIZE Women’s Safety competition with an inconspicuous emergency wearable device. [Read full article in UW News]

September 19, 2017

GIX Opens in Bellevue (via KOMO 4 News)


Happening this morning, a ribbon cutting for a new campus that’s expected to be home for the next generation of tech innovators. [Watch the inauguration on Komo 4 News ]

September 18, 2017

Tech Incubator ready to create more innovators (via…


The international partnership between Tsinghua University and the University of Washington will be the kind of change the world needs. GIX students will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, inventors, and leaders to bring their innovative ideas to life. [Read the full article]

September 16, 2017

New UW Global Innovation Exchange building, funded in…


Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was honored during the opening of the Global Innovation Exchange building in Bellevue, Washington. For those unfamiliar, GIX is a global partnership between major research institutions such as Tsinghua University and the University of Washington. [Read the full article]

September 15, 2017

The first GIX building opened in Seattle (via…


People from all over the world came together to celebrate the grand opening of GIX. This global partnership will transform lives and power innovation across the globe. [Read the full article in Chinese]

September 15, 2017

Photos from GIX launch:New tech institute helps elevate…


The Seattle region and the state of Washington just got another big boost to elevate its reputation as a global technology hub. The Global Innovation Exchange, a new U.S.-China graduate partnership seeks to prepare future generations. [Read the full article]