July 9, 2018 – July 20, 2018
Bellevue, Washington, USA

Become part of the innovation ecosystem!

GIX is currently accepting nominations from GIX Academic Network member institutions for exceptional students and potential future innovators to join us for the inaugural year of the GIX Summer Program to take place at the new, state-of-the-art GIX facility located in Bellevue, Washington, USA.

The GIX Summer Program is a two week innovation “boot camp” designed to introduce participants to the skills they will need to take an innovation from concept to development and on to launch. Modeled after the University of Washington’s interdisciplinary Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) curriculum, week one of the GIX Summer Program will offer intensive workshops in design thinking, technology development, and entrepreneurship taught by GIX faculty and leaders in industry. Week two will place participants alongside GIX graduate students and industry sponsors to work on current projects providing participants with practical insight to the launch process. Participants will also have time to enjoy the vibrant culture and spectacular scenery of the Seattle metropolitan area.

Nominations for the 2018 GIX Summer Program are due no later than May 4, 2018.

GIX Summer Program scholarships and costs

  • Program participants are responsible for payment of a US $500 program fee, as well as the cost of most meals, visas (if applicable), and other personal expenses. A limited number of program fee scholarships will be awarded; no additional application materials required for consideration.
  • GIX will cover the costs of participants’ round-trip, economy class airfares, and the costs of housing in shared student accommodations.

Eligibility criteria

GIX is accepting institutional nominations for students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Currently enrolled as a degree candidate at a GIX Academic Network member institution;
  2. Entering final year of a bachelor or undergraduate degree with an excellent academic record (based on class ranking and/or GPA);
  3. Completed at least one introductory course in computer science or programming, statistics, applied math or physics.  Preference will be given to applicants who are pursuing an Engineering focused major or minor;
  4. Demonstrate interest in cross cultural collaboration.

Application instructions for students

  1. Write 500-750 word statement of interest describing their motivations for applying to the program and projected benefits to their course of study and long term plans. Applicants may also include information about other experiences or projects relevant to their applications.
  2. Submit a current CV
  3. Submit their most recent academic transcript
  4. All application materials should be submitted to the individual responsible for nominating GIX Summer Program students on behalf of the student’s home institution.

Nomination instructions for institutions

  1. Complete the online GIX Summer Program Nomination for each nominee.
  2. Attach the following student provided materials to the nomination form:
    1. Student transcript
    2. Student CV
    3. Student statement of interest
  3. Submit the nomination form and required student materials by no later than April 13, 2018.



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