About the Global
Innovation Exchange



A JOINT INITIATIVE OF THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND THE FOSTER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The University of Washington’s Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is an engineering-and-business institute for emerging technology leaders.

Launched in 2017 with generous support from Microsoft, GIX is jointly supported by the University of Washington’s College of Engineering and Foster School of Business. Operating from world-class facilities in Bellevue, Washington, GIX partners with corporate, government and non-profit organizations to deliver transformational learning through graduate education, global experiences, and professional development programs.

Mission: GIX inspires innovators to solve real-world challenges through the responsible application of advanced technologies.

Vision: GIX aims to increase the capacity of innovative leaders to create value, transform organizations, and improve the world.

Global Backgrounds
Students from outside the US
93%
Gender Diversity
Women in MSTI (Class of 2026)
70%

"The vision for GIX is to build a future model for higher education.
I continue to believe that this new way is an important part of the future of higher education."

Brad Smith Vice Chairman and President, Microsoft