Office of Global Affairs

UW Global Innovation Exchange Summer Program 2018

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

Become part of the innovation ecosystem!

The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is currently accepting nominations from  exceptional UW 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 campus 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 interact with students from GIX Academic Network partner universities enrolled in the program.

Nominations for the 2018 GIX Summer Program are due no later than April 13, 2018.  Space in the program is limited and applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis.  The program is not for academic credit.

GIX Summer program costs

The program fee is waived for UW students. All personal expenses (e.g., accommodations, meals, transportation), however, will be the responsibility of the participant.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Currently enrolled as a degree candidate at UW;
  2. 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 most recent UW transcript
  4. All application materials should be provided to a UW faculty member who will nominate the student. See nomination instructions for faculty below.

Nomination instructions for faculty

  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.