GE on Wednesday announced the opening of the GE Innovation
Centre in Calgary, Alberta, with a focus on commercial
discovery and collaboration.
The first of its kind for GE in North America, the complex
leverages GEs global expertise, industrial breadth and technology to address challenges
across the energy, healthcare, transportation and finance
sectors, the company says.
We view Canada as an important participant in the growth
of the global economy, says John Rice, CEO of GEs
global growth and operations segment.
Albertas position as a global energy leader,
along with its entrepreneurial success, and commitment to
research and innovation are key attributes that influenced
GEs location decision, Rice added.
Like the new GE Innovation Centre, Albertans want to
build bridges and engage the world around them, said
Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta.
We appreciate GEs recognition of our strategy of
investment and innovation, along with Albertans
entrepreneurial energy, and share in the companys
excitement in establishing this important facility here in
The GE center provides access to the latest technology, advanced engineering,
analytic tools, and real-time data while also connecting local
and global subject matter experts, according to the
To strengthen Canadas global competitiveness we
need to build a culture of innovation and collaboration,
says Elyse Allan, CEO of GE Canada. This requires
improving processes for commercialization and
The site is part of GE Canadas memorandum of
understanding (MOU) with the Alberta government, which was
signed in 2010 and designed to provide opportunities to explore
applications of technologies and opportunities for