From the invention of the first practical incandescent light bulb to building America's first Central Power Station, the tradition of life-changing innovation is at the core of GE's culture. GE provides the basis of modern life, redefining everything from the the way we live to our knowledge of the human body through the development of the first X-ray machine. GE's slogan: Imagination at work has helped re-define the way we live with developments in lighting, transportation, industrial products, power transmission, and medical equipment and home appliances.
In 2000, The GE Research and Development Center celebrated its Centennial marking 100 years of invention. Accumulating 67,588 patents issued to GE over the years, including two Nobel Prizes and numerous other honors. The work of GE R&D scientists continues to pioneer in the areas of science and technology, exploring everything from new and better digital X-ray imaging to artificial intelligence applications.