General Electric has 10 innovation centers across the world. The newest of them was just set up in Africa at a cost $32.7 million. This center was set up in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The GE Innovation Center wants to incubate the next revolutionary idea or solution to spring up from Africa. The Innovation Center is looking for ideas and solutions geared towards addressing socio-economic challenges bedeviling the continent. The center will also act as a ‘university’ where GE curriculums on energy, transport, and healthcare are offered. Thus, the incubation center will double up as a learning and development institution to teach the youths technical skills.
“We are looking to impact and enhance the career aspiration of over 100 engineers from previously disadvantaged backgrounds,” said Jay Ireland, the GE Africa President, and CEO.
“These are young people who will come through the center and share their innovative solutions, whilst learning from some of the best GE minds in their respective fields.”
GE Innovation Center’s other offerings
Part of the space at center has been designated for collaborative projects and prototyping. It will also serve as the headquarters of GE’s …read more