About Us

The 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) is a place where businesses can innovate, connect and grow through access to technology, expertise, grow-on space and research & collaboration opportunities.

We are a community that builds networks and collaborates and support businesses to accelerate their growth, help solve challenges and find solutions.

We are a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Huddersfield and well located along the M62 corridor between Leeds and Manchester.

We work with businesses to:

We actively promote collaborations between the University and industry to create value, business growth and R&D opportunities.

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Enabling innovation & enterprise

At the 3M BIC, we are more than office space, we’re here to help you solve challenges and find solutions.

Whether you want to scale-up your fledgling business, create a new product, improve an existing, or just want to take the next step in your growth and innovation journey, we can help you progress further and faster.

A subsidiary of the University of Huddersfield, the 3M BIC is named after business leader Sir George Buckley. Born in Yorkshire, Sir George is a graduate and has a PhD from the University of Huddersfield and is former Chair, President and CEO of the multi-national 3M corporation, well-known as a world-leader in innovation.

Our businesses

The 3M BIC also houses the University of Huddersfield’s Enterprise Hub which supports around 100 student and graduate entrepreneurs every year.

Find out more about our businesses here.

Office & labs

We offer high-end, flexible workspace for growing companies, from start-up offices, medium to large offices, small and large labs, as well as office & lab combo spaces.

Flexible working

Our flexible working options are designed for those wanting to adopt a hybrid approach to working, including pay-as-you-go hot desking.

Meeting & events space

We have five meeting and event spaces that cater for 2 to 80 delegates and come in a variety of sizes and flexible room set ups for all event needs.


We host regular events at the 3M BIC, from masterclasses, seminars, networking events to tours of the centre. Check out events calendar to find out more.


Our membership is designed to support businesses of all sizes and various stages of growth, including company address registration and discounts on event space. 

Innovation & technology

Our in-house expertise and capabilities can kick start your product development journey, from product design, product prototyping and product testing.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday – 8am – 5pm

Swipe access for 3M BIC businesses – 7am – 10pm during the week

Weekend access – 8am – 8pm by swipe card

How to find us

We are at the bottom of the University campus on Firth Street, a 5-minute-walk from the town centre and 10-15-minute-walk from Huddersfield’s railway and bus stations.

The car park can be accessed via the entrance to IQ student accommodation at the bottom of the car park. The barrier on the road is for exit only.

Please note that the car park at the front of the building is owned by the University of Huddersfield. Parking is available for 3M BIC businesses, subject to availability. Visitor parking is limited and must be pre-booked, subject to availability.

There are numerous NCP car parks within a 5-minute-walk from the Centre that charge from as little as 95p per hour.

Find out more here.

For parking queries, please feel free to get in touch on 01484 505601.

We also have bike lockers (subject to availability) and shower facilities for those wanting to cycle to work.

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Book a tour

Come and join the 3M BIC team to explore our pioneering technology, high-spec meeting rooms and an array of office space.

You will get the chance to explore our high-spec meeting spaces that are fully equipped with the latest AV Technology, State of the art labs and our available office space.