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GE Fuels the Digital Industrial Economy, Creates 100 New Jobs at its Global Research Center in Upstate New York

January 13, 2016
By Business Wire News


GE (NYSE:GE) announced today that it will add 100 new jobs at its Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York. These high-tech positions represent yet another example of GE’s commitment to its digital industrial transformation, which is delivering productivity gains and fostering innovative solutions for its customers.

“GE has a rich history of innovation in New York and this type of investment into our Global Research Center is essential to ensure we are pioneering solutions that help drive better outcomes for our customers and strengthen our country’s competitive advantage,” said Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE.

Enabled by a global exchange of knowledge and technology, through its Global Research network, GE is creating capabilities that fuel innovation across our industrial sectors, including GE’s Brilliant Factory, Advanced Manufacturing, and Controls strategies. It is also playing a key role in bridging the strengths of Physical (deep domain expertise) and Digital (analytics/artificial intelligence & robotics). To meet the needs of the future, GE’s Global Research Center is creating new labs for a new age:

  • Edge Lab – focused on Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Performance and Cost Lab – focused on lowering product costs
  • Science of Product Leadership Lab – focused on World Class Product Leadership

“The role of research in merging the physical and digital in industry drives GE’s competitive advantage,” said Vic Abate, Chief Technology Officer and head of GE Global Research. “Our transformation to a digital industrial company requires our workplace and employee skill sets to transform too. Growing our AI and robotics capabilities, and aligning organizations dedicated to product management, performance and cost reflect how GE is reshaping its research capabilities to transform every aspect of our business and keep our lead in the new industrial revolution.”

Over the past decade, GE has doubled its R&D investment and expanded its global network of Research Centers. In ten state-of-the art facilities around the world, GE is applying expertise in fields from electronics to chemistry, biosciences to computing, metallurgy to fluid mechanics, materials to imaging against the world’s toughest challenges.

About GE Global Research

GE Global Research is the hub of technology development for all of GE’s businesses. Our scientists and engineers redefine what’s possible, drive growth for our businesses, and find answers to some of the world’s toughest problems. We innovate 24 hours a day, with sites in Niskayuna, New York; San Ramon, California; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Detroit, Michigan; Bangalore, India; Shanghai, China; Munich, Germany; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Visit GE Global Research on the web at Connect with our technologists at and

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the “GE Store,” through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

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