There’s no telling how—or where—innovative ideas will live on. Here are stories that follow a few to their surprising results.
The grassroots impact of 3M India's very first patent.
Supplying 3M Innovation can never stop. Especially during a disaster.
The thin, transparent material that's changing the face of architecture.
Making machines smarter through the power of software.
Discover how mentorship is the fuel of innovation.
How devices are disposed of can be just as innovative as how they're made.
Discover the secret that supports the vision of creative architects like Frank Gehry.
Listen in on an astronaut’s heart. From Earth.
3M systems have helped Syrian refugees find their families, food, and medicine.
A 4.5-inch-wide hole delivers help to 33 miners trapped a half-mile underground.
A growing city needs power. And space is precious.
Cleaning supplies should make the whole world cleaner, not just the kitchen.
A monitor powered through ethernet. No other outlets required.
See high-tech materials transform into beautiful home lighting.
Innovation means taking more chances. At least 15% more.
Libraries are adapting to new digital media. Here’s how we’re helping.
A better way to test helps food suppliers safely feed people every day.
We're looking forward to a future when less vaccine can help more people.
3M and IBM are making computer chips more powerful than ever.
Burton and 3M team up for high-performance snowboarding gear.
Next-generation surfacing and bonding materials bring innovation to the skies.
3M's passion for innovation is by design.
Reducing the cost barrier makes the choice for renewable energy an easy one.
How can you innovate a bandage?
Respirators combine affordability with breakthrough performance.
One technology, multiple industries.
Unique chemistry protects both devices and memorable treasures alike.
Optical films know no boundaries, from bright screens to snazzy credit cards.
Versatile application of science yields acoustic and thermal benefits.
In a culture of curiosity, ideas come from just about anywhere, even from a giraffe.
Same problem, different industry… dentists and autobody shop workers turn to 3M.
New 3M technology brings natural, efficient sunlight indoors.