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3M to drive sustainability and innovation with new regional headquarters in Dubai Internet City

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 3M (NYSE: MMM) today inaugurated its new regional headquarters in Dubai Internet City, part of the TECOM PJSC group and the largest technology hub in the MENA region, demonstrating its continued commitment to the United Arab Emirates while supporting the vision of promoting the emirate as a hub of global innovation and manufacturing inspired by the country’s thoughtful leadership.

Inaugurated by Meghan Gregonis, Consul General of the United States in Dubai; Ammar Al Malik, Executive Vice President for Commercial Leasing at TECOM Group PJSC; Cara Nazari, Managing Director of AmCham Dubai, Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Senior Vice President, Dubai Science Park; and senior 3M executives, including Gayle Schueller, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer and Laszlo Svinger, vice president and general manager – Middle East and Africa.

3M’s new headquarters, which incorporates several sustainability initiatives, reduces carbon emissions while emphasizing the company’s expertise in science and innovation. Additionally, it offers solutions for the future of work using 3M’s trust-based approach, Work Your Way, which empowers employees to create a schedule that allows them to work when and where they can best. effectively.

Commenting on the new regional headquarters, Laszlo Svinger, vice president and general manager of 3M Middle East and Africa (MEA), said: “Over the past two years, office space has evolved significantly. Today, we must consider the needs of our employees as well as the needs of the environment, especially as we take urgent action to combat climate change and its consequences. At 3M, we strive to deliver an exceptional employee experience and business performance while doing our part to protect the environment for a more sustainable future for all. »

Currently, 3M is working with the United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its network of partners to drive collective action on climate change, social and environmental responsibility and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the framework of a three-year agreement signed in 2021.

On behalf of Dubai Internet City, Ammar Al Malik, Executive Vice President of Commercial Leasing, TECOM Group PJSC, said: “For more than 20 years, Dubai’s integrated business ecosystem and attractive environment have successfully attracted tech giants from around the world. Today, the grand opening of 3M’s new headquarters reinforces the impact that TECOM Group and Dubai Internet City have had in maintaining Dubai’s position as an international technology hub. We are pleased that an industry leader like 3M is strengthening its innovation footprint in our community to bring greater innovation and technology solutions to the region, while setting a valuable example on the practice of sustainability and flexibility in the workplace – values ​​we admire and share. This milestone for a long-time client is a testament to the wealth of opportunities available in the MENA region and the ecosystem that Dubai Internet City offers its community to grow and thrive.

Cara Nazari, Managing Director, AmCham Dubai said:AmCham Dubai is pleased to support our member 3M as a leader in sustainability and innovation and its strategic vision to accelerate the journey to net zero in the UAE and globally. The UAE is a reliable and trusted partner of our business community with one of the most open and innovative economies in the world. Collaboration in sustainability and clean energy technologies in the private sector will support the nation’s positive impact as it seeks to become the first Gulf country to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We commend 3M for their efforts and look forward to our continued partnership.

Improving lives through continuous innovation

With the opening of its new regional headquarters in Dubai, 3M also unveiled its expanded and improved Innovation Center, which underscores 3M’s commitment to science and innovation. The center, which showcases a number of cost-effective technology solutions created specifically for the region, is intended to bring 3M technologies and innovations closer to its customers in the UAE and the wider region.

The Innovation Center features a creative mural, The Sand Mural, made entirely from 3M materials, including 3M™ Printable Film with 3M™ Reflective Coating with 3M™ Cubitron II and 3M™ Sandpaper applications.

The 3M Innovation Center, one of the first of its kind in the Middle East region, will allow potential customers, business partners and research and development experts to test a variety of groundbreaking 3M innovations. The 20,400 square foot center will showcase all of 3M’s technology platforms, which are operated across all four businesses and products for the Middle East market. 3M’s 51 technology platforms include adhesives and abrasives, microreplication and nonwovens, computer vision, data science and analytics, and many more.

AI-powered technologies on display at the 3M Innovation Center

Aligned to support the UAE’s vision to become the world leader in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2031, the 3M M*Modal Fluency Direct, the latest voice and AI-powered technology, can also be seen in the new innovation center. The all-in-one solution will allow physicians of any medical specialty to create, review, edit and verbally sign clinical notes directly into electronic health records.

Adopted across all Emirates Health Services facilities in the UAE, this technology will standardize and accelerate clinical documentation processes and reduce the administrative burden on healthcare professionals. Moreover, it will help improve the experience of doctors and patients and boost productivity in the healthcare sector.

3M’s new office in Dubai features a self-contained natural green wall and is fully equipped with wireless technology, demonstrating 3M’s ongoing commitment to environmental protection.

The 3M Innovation Center joins a robust and vibrant technology community in Dubai Internet City, home to 15 Innovation Centers powered by companies such as Visa, MasterCard, Google and SAP.

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About 3M

At 3M, we apply science collaboratively to improve everyday life when our people connect with customers around the world. To learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to global challenges, visit www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M Where @3MNews.

About Dubai Internet City

Dubai Internet City, a member of the TECOM PJSC group, is the largest technology hub in the MENA region. Home to Fortune 500 corporations, SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs, Dubai Internet City has been a cornerstone of the UAE’s economic diversification and digital transformation strategy for more than 20 years. Founded in 1999, TECOM Group owns, manages and operates 10 strategic and sector-based business districts across Dubai and a major contributor to Dubai’s rapidly growing knowledge and innovation-based economy.

About TECOM Group PJSC

TECOM Group has been developing strategic and sector-specific business districts in the Emirate of Dubai since 1999. TECOM Group is well positioned to continue to play a vital role in consolidating Dubai’s status as a global business and talent hub. .

The TECOM Group portfolio consists of 10 business districts serving 6 vital knowledge-based economic sectors including design, education, manufacturing, media, science and technology. The Group offers more than 7,800 customers and more than 100,000 professionals a varied and tailor-made rental portfolio – which includes offices, co-working spaces, warehouses and land.

The TECOM Group offers additional value-added services to provide a competitive and attractive environment in which businesses and entrepreneurs can thrive and to facilitate engagement among district community members. Government and enterprise services are made available through an integrated intelligent services platform, “axs”, which improves the ease of doing business and provides community members with a seamless experience.

The TECOM Group also provides specialized facilities for the industry, including multimedia production studios, laboratories and higher education campuses. in5, its enabling platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups, offers innovation hubs supporting start-ups and SMEs in technology, media and design. Its forward-looking coworking spaces D/Quarters provide stimulating work environments for tenants, and the “GoFreelance” package serves approximately 2,400 freelance talents.

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