Page 1: Introduction
Everything you use at home, at school, or college has its origins in simple, perhaps ingenious, ideas.
However, it takes more than creative thinking to make a good idea work. Good ideas have to be turned into realistic, affordable solutions that people want.
This process is known as innovation. It is a mix of ingenuity and enterprise, and has marked every stage of 3M's 100 year history. Today, 3M continues to drive for original and practical customer-focused solutions, to ensure that 3M maintains its growth and profitability.