Recap: Tour of the 3M Innovation Center

At the most recent Science Salon, attendees toured the 3M Innovation Center and heard 3M Corporate Scientist Matt Scholz from the Infection Prevention Division Laboratory talk about the culture of innovation at 3M. Matt has been with 3M Healthcare for 32 years. He has worked in infection prevention research and development for 18 years and is a co-inventor on over 130 issued US patents. His work is presently focused on saving lives by preventing healthcare associated infections. Read Matt's Bio.

The 3M Innovation Center‚ located at the company’s global headquarters in Saint Paul‚ Minnesota‚ is one of many Global Technical Centers located in more than 30 countries worldwide. Designed to showcase the breadth and depth of the rich and diverse technologies‚ processes and products 3M has created‚ these centers bring to life the spirit of 3M Innovation.

At the very heart of the Innovation Center is the World of 3M Innovation. Through dynamic displays and interactive‚ hands-on demonstrations‚ 3M From the moment a customer enters the Center‚ they enter a world where anything is possible – they will see previously unknown technologies and fascinating‚ practical real life applications. A team of highly trained‚ informative hosts from a variety of 3M technical and professional backgrounds guide visitors on their journey of discovery. Color‚ sound‚ design – all play a significant part in creating the 3M Customer Experience.