A Culture of Innovation
For more than a century, innovation has been the hallmark of 3M's growth, reflecting a culture of shared ideas and technology. 3M Innovation enables 3M to continuously deliver practical and ingenious solutions to everyday problems around the world on a daily basis.
Oftentimes, the most successful new products arise from an unmet – and sometimes unarticulated – customer or consumer need. 3M stays ahead of the curve by regularly conducting empirical research and maintaining strong relationships with customers and consumers on a regional, national and global scale. In fact, 3M has more than 20 Customer Innovation Centres around the world that are dedicated solely to conducting innovation processes with customers.