GE understands how energy is produced, transmitted, distributed and consumed, thus allowing the company to see where the real efficiencies and technology-enabled benefits exist in this energy value chain. GE’s smart grid technology solutions span several different businesses.
Archives for : October 2011
An increasing number of agricultural facilities seek to install modern combined heat and power (CHP) systems to support the EU 20/20/20 initiative to generate 20 percent of their energy from renewable resources by 2020.
Guest post by Jan Rieger, GE Foundation Scholar-Leader 2007 I am a winner of the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program from the Czech Republic in 2007. This program has substantially contributed to my professional life so far. The award itself and the career seminars at GE gave me a push forward and widened my horizons. The whole program gave me a feeling of being backed-up and supported for the whole time, allowing me to decide freely on critical cross roads and take on higher risks.
Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world. According to the World Health Organisation estimates, 84 million people will die of cancer between 2005 and 2015 in the absence of any intervention. GE, as a leading healthcare company, is in the very centre of the fight against these miserable figures. The company focused on tackling breast cancer first, with a new healthymagination initiative – a $100 million open innovation challenge to find and fund ideas to accelerate the detection of breast diseases and enable a more personalized treatment.
There is no doubt that innovation is a key driver for success in today’s global economy. GE, like no other company, has innovation at its core – the company has been established by one of the greatest inventors of all times – Thomas Alva Edison. Today, being a global company is not only about selling the product – we are much more than that. Therefore, we want to share our expertise and help others grow their innovation like we have.
This is the third consecutive opportunity to visit the The night at the Warsaw Institute of Aviation. The Institute, established in 1926, is one of the most acknowledged Polish research facilities. GE has started the cooperation with the Institute in 2000 and formed the Engineering Design Centre which employs over 1,300 engineers today, working on aviation, energy and oil&gas projects.
Guest post by Lajos Reich Chief Technology Officer, GE Healthcare R&D Hungary I wish I had the same opportunity when I was a student as today's talents who are participating in our new program with the internationally renowned Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE). I am very proud to be one of the signatories of a major strategic partnership agreement between ELTE and GE Healthcare today, event that was endorsed in the speech delivered by Prof. László Dux, the deputy state secretary responsible for higher education and research policy.
Blogging live from Warsaw, Hugh Gillanders, GE’s Director for Public Affairs Europe Good morning. I will soon be starting a live blogging session from the launch, in Warsaw, of GE's Polish Innovation Barometer. The Barometer is independent research on the perceptions of Polish business leaders towards the state of innovation in their country. Yesterday we held a session in the European Parliament in Brussels hosted by MEP and former Commissioner Danuta Hubner. The Budget Commissioner, Lewandoski was among those who were engaged in a very vibrant discussion following the presentation of the results by Antoine Harary of StrategyOne.
This morning, GE organised a breakfast meeting at the European Parliament, hosted by Danuta Hubner, MEP. Janusz Lewandowski, the Polish EU Commissioner, and a multi stakeholder audience attended to hear the initial results of the GE Global Innovation Barometer Polish edition. This is an independent study conducted by Strategy One on behalf of GE, aimed at gathering perspectives on the state of innovation in Poland from Polish business executives.
Let us share our joy with you. GE Lighting has recently opened its new European Lighting Experiment Center in Budapest. This is where GE's top technology and Italian design meet American and Hungarian legacies in a $1 million project.