Global Public-private Technology Collaboration Aligns with GE healthymagination Initiative


Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ), GE Healthcare and Bio Research Complex (BRC) announced the signing of a five year plan to invest in the establishment of the “GE Global Ubiquitous Health Research and Development Center” (GE Global u-Health R&D Center).

Under the agreement with IFEZ, GE Healthcare, a global leader in transformational medical technologies and services, and BRC, a respected provider of gene analysis technology, will use the facility for research and development activities related to healthcare IT solutions.

Sang-soo Ahn, the mayor of the Incheon Metropolitan City in which IFEZ is located said, The agreement is a perfect example of a collaboration between the Korean government, a local company like BRC and a global company like GE. The establishment of the GE Global u-Health R&D Center will be a triggering event in the expansion of IFEZ’s IT and healthcare infrastructure and the buildup of a research network. We’re hoping IFEZ can position itself as the world’s premier project site that best realizes ubiquitous-Health programs, going forward.

Healthymagination is GE’s $6 billion commitment to improve health care access, affordability and quality through advanced technologies, research and development.