3M Buckley Innovation Centre
3M Buckley Innovation Centre are a Made in Yorkshire Silver Member
The 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) facilitates business growth through a range of dedicated technical, professional and commercial support services, as well as encourages business to business and business to academia collaboration with the University of Huddersfield.
Facilities include: open plan, hot desks and individual office spaces to rent in a variety of sizes; flexible workshops and laboratories; meetings and conference spaces kitted out with the latest audio-visual technology; a business engagement centre, and a growing network membership for business to business collaboration opportunities.
Innovation Avenue that runs through the heart of the Centre, houses a range of high-tech specialist equipment and resources, available to all businesses with designated technical support on hand.
3M BIC NETWORK MEMBERSHIP
Non-tenant businesses can become part of our ethos through our Network Membership & Professional Services Membership.
With two memberships available, companies of all sizes can take advantage of a variety of benefits, including access to high-tech equipment, discounts on meeting and conferencing rooms, as well as the opportunity to host events at the centre and become part of a wider support network.
3M BIC Network Membership
Level 1 - Purely for individuals/sole traders - Hot Desks - 50 desk days per annum - Cost £150+vat per annum
Level 2 - Companies with 1 or more employees who wish to widen their network - Hot Desks - 100 desk days per annum - Cost £375+vat per annum
3M BIC Professional Services Membership - To bring together professional service providers to help support local business growth
Hot Desks - 100 desk days per annum - Cost £500+vat per annum
For more information on the memberships, call 01484 505601 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovation Avenue is at the heart of the 3M BIC. Businesses can explore the technologies and expertise available at the Centre and the University of Huddersfield to develop innovative products and services. It is both a shop window on the future and an inspirational place to bring your ideas.
Technology available on Innovation Avenue includes:
High performance computing systems
Additive manufacture (3D printing)
3D visualisation and rendering
National Physical Laboratory North of England (NPL)
University lab services, including surface metrology and advanced manufacturing
It also facilitates access to the University of Huddersfield’s specialist research institutes, including the Institute of Rail Research, the Turbocharger Research Institute, the International Institute for Accelerator Applications, the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention and the Secure Societies Institute. The University houses seven institutes and thirty specialist centre’s covering diverse range of research topics.
OFFICES & LAB SPACES
Our flexible working space can accommodate businesses from start-ups to large corporates from a variety of sectors. Our tenancy includes business rates, access to meeting and conferencing facilities, and a dedicated management team on hand for support and help.
Our accommodation includes:
· Workshops with bookable facilities
· Corporate lab space
· Multimedia exhibition space
· 26 SME offices
· Large SME open plan offices
· Three SME laboratories
· Hot desk facilities for new companies and start-ups and Network Members
MEETINGS & CONFERENCE FACILITIES
The 3M BIC has a wide range of modern meeting rooms and conference spaces available in a variety of sizes, accommodating 10 delegates up to 100, all equipped with the latest AV technology.
Situated within close proximity to the University of Huddersfield, with the town’s centre, bus and train stations all within walking distance. Major motorway networks are also easily accessible from the Centre.
A selection of catering packages are available. For more information, contact the 3M BIC events team on 01484 505601.
BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT CENTRE
The Business Engagement Centre is a unique partnership between the 3M BIC, the University of Huddersfield and NPL North of England, providing a one-stop-shop for commercial support for organisations in the greater Leeds City Region.
The dedicated area provides a single point of access for the University of Huddersfield, giving businesses a foot in the door to its schools, benefitting from R&D support, KTP and student placements opportunities.
Those seeking more technical support can tap into the technology team at the 3M BIC that specialises in 3D technology as well as access NPL North of England’s expertise, including metrology, CMM programming, and bespoke measurement training and consultancy.
The Business Engagement Centre also draws on the capabilities of specialists and professionals that are part of the 3M BIC’s growing network membership and helps facilitate business to business and business to professional collaborations.