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  • A New Home for Innovation

    July 07, 2015
    Tools and bits on the construction site of the new R & D building on the 3M Center campus in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tools and bits on the construction site of the new R & D building on the 3M Center campus in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tools and bits on the construction site of the new R & D building on the 3M Center campus in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    By: Ashish Khandpur, Chief Technology Officer and SVP of Research & Development

    It’s a great time for the R&D community at 3M. Soon, we will open a new, state-of-the-art laboratory on our campus in St. Paul, Minnesota. Under construction now, it will house hundreds of the world’s best and brightest scientists from several of our businesses. It’s been purposefully designed to allow the kind of cross-collaboration that is a core piece of our culture and has led to some of our biggest breakthroughs.

    In our work to invent things that are both new and useful, our scientists collaborate across subjects, across geographies, with customers and with each other. It’s exciting to look around what’s now a construction site and imagine the life-changing products and technologies that will get their start here. 3M is built on innovation; its future will be, too.

    By: Ashish Khandpur, Chief Technology Officer and SVP of Research & Development

    It’s a great time for the R&D community at 3M. Soon, we will open a new, state-of-the-art laboratory on our campus in St. Paul, Minnesota. Under construction now, it will house hundreds of the world’s best and brightest scientists from several of our businesses. It’s been purposefully designed to allow the kind of cross-collaboration that is a core piece of our culture and has led to some of our biggest breakthroughs.

    In our work to invent things that are both new and useful, our scientists collaborate across subjects, across geographies, with customers and with each other. It’s exciting to look around what’s now a construction site and imagine the life-changing products and technologies that will get their start here. 3M is built on innovation; its future will be, too.