General Electric Research Laboratory, the first industrial research facility in the United States, was established in 1900.
It is located in Schenectady, New York. Schenectady is nicknamed “The City that Lights and Hauls the world. This lab was home to the early technological breakthroughs of General Electric and created a research and development environment that set the standard for industrial innovation for years to come. It developed into the GE Global Research lab that now covers an array of technological research, ranging from healthcare to transportation systems. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975.
Starting with the success of the incandescent and gas-filled light bulbs, General Electric expanded its research to a range of technological and scientific fields. It strove for commercial goals in any innovation they achieved. Throughout its history, the General Electric Research Laboratory has earned thousands of patents for innovative technology, redefining industries and commercial products.
In 1999, the laboratory became GE Global Research after opening a research center in Bangalore, India. GE now has research laboratories in New York, India, China, and Germany- all of which make up GE’s push for global innovation. GE has expanded its research beyond lighting to appliances, aviation, electrical distribution, energy, healthcare, media & entertainment, oil & gas, transportation, and water, along with numerous other fields. They employ 3,000 employees and continue to bring innovation and technology to the world, the same goal of General Electric that was first proposed by Whitney and Steinmetz.
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