Jan 6, 2017

GE announced today that they are now accepting applications from schools for the GE Additive Education Program (AEP). GE will invest $10 million over the next five years in two educational programs, to develop pipelines of future talent in additive manufacturing. One global program will focus on primary and secondary schools, and the other one focuses on colleges and universities.

GE believes that enabling educational institutions to provide access to 3D printers will help accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing worldwide. “We want to build an ecosystem for additive manufacturing across multiple industries,” said Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President of GE Additive. “GE is committed to this technology for the long-term.”

  • GE will invest $2 million over two years to subsidize desktop polymer 3D printers for primary and secondary schools around the world. Priority will be given to institutions serving ages 8-18 with a strong commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.

  • GE will invest $8 million over five years to subsidize up to 50 metal 3D printers to colleges and universities around the world. Priority will be given to institutions with curriculum and/or research underway in the area of additive manufacturing.

Applications for initial selections in both programs will be accepted until Feb. 28, 2017, enabling printers to be available to schools and universities beginning Fall 2017. Additional applications will be accepted in 2018.

Here is the timeline for the 2017 application and selection process:

Primary and secondary schools (ages 8-18):

  • February 28, 2017 – Introductory applications due
  • March 15, 2017 – Down-selected schools notified
  • April 7, 2017 – Detailed applications due
  • April 28, 2017 – Final selections notified

Post high school, universities, colleges, technical schools (ages 18+):

  • February 28, 2017 – Introductory applications due
  • March 30, 2017 – Down selected schools notified
  • April 30, 2017 – Proposals due
  • May 30, 2017 – Final selections notified

Interested schools may complete the application form here. For more information, see GE Additive’s FAQ page here.



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Fred wrote at 1/7/2017 6:22:12 PM:

Oh, interesting... Polar 3D has some great curriculum! Glad they're working with someone who actually understands the educational market.

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