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5G Open Innovation Lab Opens Office in Steve Ballmer Building

Date: October 08, 2021

The 5G Open Innovation Lab (5G OI Lab) has opened its first office, making the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) building in Bellevue’s Spring District its home and giving the lab a physical foothold in an emerging area of the booming Eastside city.

GIX, a partnership between the University of Washington and Tsinghua University in Beijing, is a graduate school focused on technology and innovation located in a 96,000-square-foot facility. It is backed by a $40 million investment from Microsoft and opened in 2017 with UW offering a Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) degree there, including a new robotics track introduced last year.

Read more at 425 Business.