On January 26, 2017 the Institute of Aviation witnessed a ceremonial signing of an agreement on strategic cooperation between the Ministry of Development and General Electric. The signatories were represented by Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Development and Finance, and John G. Rice, Vice President of GE. The event inaugurated the 25th anniversary of GE in Poland.
The ceremonial signing of a strategic cooperation agreement took place at the Engineering Design Center – Europe’s largest design center, which is a joint venture between the Institute of Aviation and General Electric.
The infrastructure of the Warsaw center is worth approx. $150 million. Since 2000, joint projects for aviation, and more recently – for power have been conducted.
The main objective of strategic cooperation expressed in the signed agreement is to build a lasting and long-term partnership between the Polish government and GE in the areas of sustainable energy and aviation.
In addition to the declaration of close cooperation, the participants expressed their intention of implementing projects in the field of research and development with the participation of Polish educational institutions and research centers. GE declared its willingness to take action to ensure the effective transfer of technology to Poland and the integration of activities between their production sites, and national centers for research and development.