3M has been named a Top 100 Global Innovators™ 2023. The annual list from Clarivate™ identifies organizations in the global innovation landscape and measures those organizations’ consistency and scale in innovativeness. 3M is one of 19 companies globally that have been included every year since the list's inception in 2012.
"Science and innovation are at the heart of what we do at 3M," said John Banovetz, 3M executive vice president, chief technology officer and Environmental Responsibility. “We are honored and proud to receive this prestigious annual recognition as a top global innovator for the 12th consecutive year. Game-changing innovations require vision, imagination, inspiration, and collaboration. Our commitment to innovation is just one way we live our purpose to unlock the power of people, ideas, and science."
3M's portfolio of more than 60,000 products includes Post-it® Notes and Scotch® Brand Tape, as well as science and innovation developments that solve its commercial and industrial customers' problems and advances products and technology worldwide. The company invests more than $2 billion in R&D annually and has been awarded over 131,000 patents over the course of its history, including 2,600 last year. Recent 3M innovations include a technology that could help make the development of green hydrogen more cost-effective and efficient.
"At Clarivate, we aim to bring clarity to the complex," said Gordon Samson, Clarivate chief product officer. "Our focus is to pore over what humanity knows today and to put forward the insight that explores all possible horizons; that enables transition and transformation. We acknowledge the Top 100 Global Innovators 2023 – companies and organizations that know that innovative ideas and solutions to current challenges not only bring rewards to their businesses, but also foster genuine improvements in society.”
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