Corporate entrepreneurship and Innovation at 3M
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Belma Erdoan Haug, Global Innovation and Collaboration Leader at 3M, is this month’s Fark Talks guest speaker. In this online discussion moderated by Arzu Tekir, Belma Erdoan Haug will speak about developing a culture of internal entrepreneurship and innovation in corporate structures, as well as Volunteering Programs that 3M values highly. We are confident that 3M, which develops innovative solutions in nearly every industry, including the automotive industry, will be extremely beneficial to you.
About Belma Erdoğan Haug
Dr. Belma Erdogan-Haug manages all aspects of 3M’s flagship technical collaboration, innovation & learning programs, awards and recognitions, and science encouragement programs. Belma has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Georgia Tech and MBA from MIT-Sloan. Through her years at 3M, she led cross functional teams from Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China to advance Solar Encapsulants, Industrial Adhesives and Optically Clear Adhesives for flexible display applications in consumer electronics and automotive dashboards. In her last role, she led the Government R&D business development engagements and aligned strategically important key 3M R&D programs to government. She has 20 patents and 13 peer reviewed articles. Belma is a passionate social justice and DEI advocate. She constantly helps her community, is involved in education-focused outreach programs and actively mentors and coaches women and underrepresented minority college students about science and career development.
Erdogan-Haug has also been very active in the 3M Tech Forum, 3M’s global network for technical employees. She has served as a Corporate Research Materials Laboratory senator for two years, was elected to chair the organization’s Polymer Chapter, and has been chairing the Academic Relations Committee for the last two years. Erdogan-Haug also serves as a volunteer tutor for students in St. Paul, Minn. area high schools and is actively involved in mentoring high school students through 3M Science Training Encouragement Program (STEP) and college students through Honoring Women Worldwide.
About Arzu Tekir
Arzu Tekir is the Founder and CEO of Urbanite Venture, a growth consulting firm helping urbantech companies transform cities. She is a business strategist working with the leaders of the cities and organizations to create a positive change. She helps entrepreneurs develop growth strategies and access funding.
Arzu has been featured in various media outlets including The Guardian, National Geographic Energy Challenge Blog, Jazeera Magazine, Bloomberg HT TV, and NTV-MSNBC. She is the author of “Blockchain for Smart Cities, Simplified,” and “Your Time is Now – Şimdi Senin Zamanın.” As a sought-after speaker, she gives talks and moderates discussions on smart and sustainable cities. She also serves on the Fark Labs Advisory Board.