3M Opens New Innovation Center in Washington DC

3M has opened its newest Innovation Center near their Washington, D.C. offices, where the company hopes to showcase how it is solving today’s biggest challenges with the latest technologies, provide solutions to customer needs, and enable more convenient collaboration with key decision makers in the nation’s capitol.

At a ribbon cutting ceremony with several members of Congress, government officials, diplomats, and customers, 3M CEO Inge Thulin touched on their goals for the Center: “The opening of our Innovation Center in Washington, D.C. reflects our Vision to improve every life through innovation. Everyone who has an opportunity to experience this Center can see the power of 3M science and how we apply science to life.”

The press release goes on to state that “the new Center brings 3M’s technologies and solutions to policy discussions, introducing lawmakers, regulators, diplomats and other stakeholders to the unique capabilities and technology platforms of 3M.”

One of the key design features of note at the Innovation Center is the “Ideas that Blossom” lobby wall made of 3M materials. “It is a visual representation of how ideas are seeded in 3M, and how they blossom to create unexpected connections-unique, customer-inspired solutions across our many markets. Inspired by D.C. geography – the Potomac and Anacostia rivers and the iconic cherry blossom – it connects the culture of 3M in a localized way for Washington, D.C. and serves as an illustration of how our solutions-based approach can be applied to Washington policy matters.”

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