Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Program Manager, Government Relations for Healthcare R&D

General Electric Global Research (GRC)

Michael Brown is the Program Manager of Government Relations for Healthcare R&D at General Electric Global Research (GRC). GRC is the research center for the General Electric Company, which serves as the innovation hub for each of the different GE businesses.

As Program Manager of Healthcare R&D at GRC Mr. Brown is responsible for developing and executing the strategy that outlines how GRC partners and collaborates with other organizations including academia, industry, government and NGO’s. The intent of these partnerships is to create innovative technologies that address the current and future healthcare industry needs.

Prior to this role, Mr. Brown worked with GE Healthcare as the Enterprise General Manager of Sales, covering strategic academic and commercial accounts in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

Mr. Brown has also served as a Business Development Manager at GRC where he helped to foster successful win-win research collaborations and partnerships between the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense (DARPA, US Army, US Navy), pharmaceutical companies and many of the leading academic institutions in the U.S.

Prior to his 10+ year career at General Electric, Mr. Brown worked in Marketing and Business Development in the Semiconductor, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning industries with Texas Instruments, and in the Aviation industry with United Technologies.

Mr. Brown has been trained in GE’s Six Sigma processes and Motorola’s Design for Manufacturability. He has an electrical engineering degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY. Mr. Brown also has served on the Strategic Advisory Group for the Institute for Triple Helix Innovation whose aims are to harness and leverage the complementary expertise of academia, industry and government to facilitate new systems for innovation and novel collaborative processes for creative development. In addition to this, Mr. Brown also serves on the Industry Advisory group for LARTA, providing advice and guidance to small businesses that have been awarded government R&D funding from NIH and the DoD.