Global Research - Europe


The Munich facility's unique location enjoys the inspired environment of a university setting, hosting cutting-edge industrial labs that focus on creating the newest breakthroughs and long-range technology for all of GE's markets.

GE Global Research – Europe opened in 2004 and employs approximately 150 employees from more than 20 different countries. Our scientists and technologists come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, including chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, sciences and materials research.

Located in the heart of southern Germany, Global Research – Europe sits on the Garching campus of the Technical University of Munich. This creates a unique blend for our scientists to be in a university setting, while performing research in a world-class industrial lab that is dedicated to bringing new technologies to market. The facility also operates closely with technology teams at GE businesses across the globe, ensuring effective transition of breakthrough innovations from the lab into advanced products and services. Within the R&D community, the center maintains close partnerships with numerous universities, research institutions and technology companies in Germany and abroad.

Current research at the facility focuses on automated manufacturing of composite parts, waste heat recovery for industrial and power applications, grid integration of renewable energies, molecular imaging for cancer diagnostics, high power electronics for stationary and mobile applications and advanced compressor technologies.

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Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich)
With 20,000 students, 480 professors, and 8,500 staff members (Rechts der Isar University Hospital included), the Technische Universität München is a university of manageable proportions. It has three main campuses, namely in Munich, Garching and Weihenstephan / Freising, and operates scientific institutions in various parts of Bavaria and also in Singapore. In line with its motto “At home in Bavaria, successful in the world”, the TUM is also engaged in the consistent development of international collaborative partnerships.