First Dow Innovation Insight Event Held at Shanghai Dow Center

- September 12, 2016 -

The inaugural Dow Innovation Insight event was held at the Customer Innovation Center of the Shanghai Dow Center on September 2. The event featured a special presentation from guest speaker, Dr. Ming Cheng, vice president of research and development, 3M Greater China. The theme of the event was “Ignite our passion to innovate.” The Dow Innovation Insight program features a series of talk shows with thought leaders from academic or business circles with the aim of promoting discussions on innovation and strengthening innovation partnerships between Dow and its customers in Greater China.

During his presentation, Dr. Cheng shared 3M’s four principles of innovation: investment in R&D, culture of innovation, investment in people, and process of innovation. In particular, he spoke about the innovation process, along with 3M’s matrix for sustaining its open innovation culture. Dr. Cheng’s presentation was both inspiring and meaningful, underscored by enthusiastic interaction with the Dow audience during the Q&A session.

Dow Innovation Insight was also designed to serve as a platform for networking and sharing best practices. About 90 people from several Dow functions across Greater China. 3M has been a major innovation partner of Dow, with several ongoing collaborative projects.

Dow Innovation Insight, as part of Dow China’s expanding innovation initiatives and strategy, is expected to become a signature event at SDC. At each Dow Innovation Insight event, Dow will invite a senior leader from a peer company or customer to share his or her company’s thinking and best practices in innovation, or anything that would be helpful at inspiring innovation and creation. Internally, Dow will also organize a series of events to facilitate cross-functional sharing and synergy on a variety of innovation topics.

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