GE works every day to improve the world by pushing the limits of science and technology for our customers. Our products are aimed at overcoming some of the world’s toughest challenges.

The key catalysts and drivers behind this mission are our Global Research Centers, whose task is to envision and create a better future for the world. They are at the core of GE’s digital industrial transformation, where physical-domain knowledge comes together with software and analytics to deliver new and unique solutions in the industrial space.

Since 2001, the Company’s research and development budget has more than doubled, to nearly $4.9 billion in 2016.

Global Research also forms the GE Store for technology, where diverse research teams work with our GE business partners, customers and external collaborators to inspire new ideas and innovations. An idea from Aviation can benefit Healthcare. A concept first raised in Power can change the direction of a project in Oil & Gas. At GE, our businesses gain strength from each other by scaling processes, knowledge and technology to innovate faster across industries. Working together, beyond boundaries, our experts drive industry-leading changes and alter perspectives on the future.

Our Global Research Centers are deeply connected to their regions, giving us the ability to strengthen our overall innovation capabilities, while at the same time tailoring and refining technology to address the unique needs of different markets around the world. Together, with our seven major hubs in Niskayuna, Bangalore, Munich, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Dhahran and Oklahoma City, and with specialized groups in Michigan, California and Israel, we are changing the world.

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