Following are the founding partners of GIX.
Driven by a determination to transform our world, the University of Washington seeks solutions to today’s global challenges, from autism and Ebola to poverty and environmental sustainability. One of the world’s leading public research universities, the UW’s engaged community of students and faculty are united by a steadfast belief in what’s possible.
With multiple campuses in the Seattle region, the University of Washington is consistently rated one of the top universities in the United States and the world. It ranked 11th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 ranking of best global universities, and it boasts top-ranked programs in computer science, education, medicine, public affairs and more.
At the UW, innovation is an imperative. The University of Washington was recently named the most innovative public university in the world by Reuters. The UW ranks among the top universities for technology start-ups, with 20 new companies launched in 2015.
The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is pleased to announce that it has been joined by eight Academic Network members, five Industry Consortium members, and our supporting partner, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Academic Network Members
Academic Network members promote GIX to their students, connect faculty with relevant areas of research expertise, and may offer projects to GIX learners in connection with industry partners. They benefit by gaining connections to UW research and Seattle’s innovation ecosystem.
Industry Consortium Members
Industry Consortium members gain access to the GIX community of faculty, inventors and learners, and may submit projects for students in the launch phase of the curriculum. The goal shared by this member network is to forge connections and foster long-term relationships leading to technical exchange, co-invention, and collaboration.