Partners in

The University of Washington’s Global Innovation Exchange partners with the world's most innovative organizations to deliver transformational learning through graduate education, global technology experiences, and professional development programs.

Current GIX Partners


Founding Partner

T-Mobile Small BG

Sustaining Partner

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Capstone Sponsor

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Mentor Program Sponsor

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Capstone Sponsor

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Capstone Sponsor

Mitsubishi Corp Americas Small

Innovation Challenge Sponsor

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Research Sponsor

Our position in Seattle's dynamic innovation ecosystem offers unparalelled access to projects, experts, and mentors from firms and institutions at the forefront of technology innovation.

T-Mobile + GIX: Partners in Innovation

Get an inside look at the capstone project experience and see how T-Mobile and MS in Technology Innovation students work side-by-side on innovative projects.

Consortium Membership

GIX invites firms and institutions to enjoy a special relationship with the institute by becoming members of our consortium, which offers access to world-class students, faculty, innovation, ideas, events, and visibility. Benefits include:

Immersive Capstone Project Experiences

Members are invited to submit unlimited capstone proposals for the 6-month student capstone. Project partners have ongoing access to top UW faculty engaged with each graduate-team. Learn about submitting a proposal or view past projects.

Curated Access to Top Graduate Students

Members enjoy deep engagement with student teams on member-led initiatives or projects. They have ongoing and early access to participating student CVs and profiles and have the option of customized recruitment activities tailored to their needs.

Prototyping Labs and Facilities

Membership includes access to the GIX prototyping and other lab spaces, enabling rapid iteration of hardware and software with the added support from a dedicated team of experts.

Prominent Recognition and Visibility

Members are prominently highlighted on online and on-site, including on tangible assets and the iconic GIX video wall in our Bellevue building.

"As senior engineers, we have inherent 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

Sponsorship Opportunities

GIX capstone projects provide corporate and non-profit sponsors with dedicated teams of graduate students for six months, addressing challenges using emerging technologies that have commercial potential and high social impact.

Capstone Project Overview

To learn more about capstone projects at GIX, download a one-page summary of the process.

Submit a Project Proposal

Learn more about capstone projects at GIX and how to submit a proposal.

Interested in Becoming an Innovation Partner?

To learn more about how to connect your organization to GIX, download a one page overview or contact us directly:

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Katelin Cannon, MBA
Director of Partnerships & Engagement Programs
Global Innovation Exchange
University of Washington

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Katelin Cannon