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Research and Development (R&D)

Research and Development (R&D)

R&D

At GE, research has been the cornerstone of innovation for over a century. Today, GE has approximately 36,000 technicians working across our business and global research centers at the intersection of technology and industry to solve some of the world’s toughest problems.

At GE, research has been the cornerstone of innovation for over a century. Today, GE has approximately 36,000 technicians working across our business and global research centers at the intersection of technology and industry to solve some of the world’s toughest problems.

Global R&D Facilities

   

 

  • Global Research Headquarters, New York

    On the banks of the Mohawk River in Niskayuna, NY, the Global Research Center has been the world headquarters for GE technology development for more than 100 years.

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  • John F. Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore

    GE's first and largest global lab outside the United States is located in Bangalore, India. The John F. Welch Technology Centre (JFWTC) houses close to 5,300+ GE technologists from Global Research and other GE businesses.

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From the GE Global R&D Blog

March 11, 2014

The Past and Future of Magnetic Refrigeration and Magnetocaloric Materials

The Past and Future of Magnetic Refrigeration and Magnetocaloric Materials

Engineers at GE Appliances have recently demonstrated a prototype of a magnetic refrigerator and announced their intention to bring it to market by the end of the decade. This technology represents a step-change in the efficiency of refrigerator appliances and will significantly reduce electricity demand when it is widely adopted. These refrigerators also completely avoid using ozone-depleting chemicals like halocarbons that also contribute to climate change. The key component of magnetic... Read more.

February 28, 2014

How Pediatric Cancer Research is Increasing the Odds of Saving Adam

How Pediatric Cancer Research is Increasing the Odds of Saving Adam

I’ve always felt I had the potential to make a big impact on the world. Fresh out of graduate school, I joined GE Global Research in 2002 because GE has the values, size, and people to make a difference. As the manager of our High Energy Physics lab, I have the honor of being at the forefront of the next generation of innovation. One of our core areas of research is x-ray generation technology for medical imaging. Every day, my team at GE Global Research is striving to put the best tools into... Read more.

February 25, 2014

GE’s Involvement in New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

GE’s Involvement in New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

President Obama today announced two new manufacturing innovation institutes. One is focused on digital manufacturing and design innovation that will be headquartered in Chicago, Illinois; the second is focused on lightweight and modern metals manufacturing that will be headquartered outside of Detroit, Michigan. GE will be a key industry partner in both initiatives, providing its technology and manufacturing scale expertise across several industrial sectors to these institutes. A significant ... Read more.