GE Africa Innovation Centre

At the Forefront of African Innovation

GE Innovation: In Africa. For Africa

From Thomas Edison’s revolutionary invention of the Filament Incandescent Light in 1879, through a century of invention, to today, as GE consolidates into the world’s leading Digital Industrial Organisation, GE has been at the cutting edge of Global Innovation over Centuries.

And now GE has brought the opportunity to innovate, imagine, and invent to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Innovation at Work: Spring 2016

Spring 2016 marks the start of the GE Africa Innovation Centre’s first quarterly programme of Innovation events. These include daily tours; hackathons; open days; monthly talks, and Innovation Workshops for clients and employees alike – from Express 3-hour Ideation, to 1- to 3-day Immersions.

Join us at the GE AIC and explore the best of African Innovation.

The GE Africa Innovation Centre Is:

Dedicated to innovation; learning; exploration; and collaboration  focusing on global and local solutions to African challenges, and opportunities.

Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the GE AIC is one of a network of global GE Innovation Centres dedicated to co-developing innovative solutions to local challenges.

Innovation in Africa

Today as the pre-eminent global digital industrial company, GE seeks to work co-operatively with African customers, resolving Africa’s key challenges in the sectors that it serves.

The GE Africa Innovation Centre provides a venue to start the conversation with our stakeholders; to showcase the best of global GE innovation, invention, practices, and methodologies – the extensive GE product and solutions sets which are driving growth in Africa; and, ultimately, bring together GE’s internal and external stakeholders to collaborate in unlocking opportunities for Africa’s accelerated growth and sustainable development.

Scroll down for the links and click through to our Facilities and Programme pages – and Download our Facilities Brochure and Spring Programme Brochure –  to see how best we can work together to achieve our mutual objectives.

Also have a look at GE’s global leadership in the Digital Industrial and Innovation sectors in the links from the website below. 



GE Links and Resources – Global & African

African Thought Leadership

Where GE & Africa Meet

Direct from our interactive and digital GE Africa Experience Centre: Download Thought Leadership papers – GE and African Innovation; the GE Store and more.



The World's Digital Industrial Company

Explore how GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world.

GE Global Innovation

Industrial Innovation at Work

Take a cyber tour through GE Global Innovation Leadership. Your first stop: The GE Global Innovation Barometer 2016. 

The Industrial Internet

The Internet of Things is Here

The Industrial Internet is changing the way industries work. By combining Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, industrial Big Data analytics, technology, cyber security and automation, it is driving new levels of efficiency and productivity.