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About Us

Championing enterprise and innovation, the 3M BIC is a place where businesses can create a concept from idea to production.

Based in Huddersfield, the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre is a centre for enterprise and innovation for businesses across the region, with a strong focus on SMEs. We help businesses to innovate, connect and grow through access to knowledge, support and technology, all contributing to regional economic growth and productivity.

We work with pioneering businesses to:

  • Help develop ideas and solve issues
  • Design and prototype new or improved products
  • Facilitate high quality, high impact R&D
  • Support growth and success

Situated alongside the University of Huddersfield, we promote collaboration between the University and industry to create value, business growth and R&D opportunities. Campus facilities, such as a gym and food and drink outlets are also in close proximity.

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A hub for innovative businesses

Whether you want to scale-up your young business, create a new product or improve an existing one, disrupt a prevailing business model to affect change, or fast-forward your business processes – The 3M BIC can help you access leading expertise, R&D and facilities to 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, a graduate and PhD of the University of Huddersfield and former Chairman, President and CEO of the multi-national 3M corporation known as a world-leader in innovation.

We are home to businesses covering a range of sectors from manufacturing, MedTech, software designers, pharmaceutical, chemicals, IT to metrology, alongside our strategic partner, the Northern hub of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

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

Contact the 3M BIC team on 01484 505601 or e-mail info@3mbic.com

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Innovation and Technology

Innovation Avenue runs through the heart of the building, where businesses can access cutting-edge technology and advisory support for product design, prototyping and product verification.

With our in-house design engineering capabilities, we offer a holistic and bespoke approach to problem-solving, co-creating innovative products or components from an idea to early stage production right through to commercialisation.

Office and Lab Space

Our on-site managed facilities include co-working space with hot desks and superfast Wi-Fi. We offer individual office spaces to rent in a variety of sizes, flexible workshops and state-of-the-art labs, starting from £450 +VAT per month. All business rates, energy and fast internet connection are included.

Meeting Rooms

Flexible meeting, training and conference rooms are also available to hire, kitted out with the latest audio-visual technology, plus break out areas and white walls for brainstorming sessions.

Events and Training

View our calendar of events for upcoming events that we host throughout the year focusing on a range of topics, from innovation, technology, routes to finance and business networking events.

We are also planning to host leadership and management programmes for local businesses in association with the Huddersfield Business School. Please enquire for further details.

We are close to the University of Huddersfield campus, 5 minute walk from the town centre and 10-15 minute walk from the railway and bus stations.

Please note that the carparks to the front & rear of the building are owned by the University of Huddersfield, therefore visitor parking at 3M BIC is limited and must be pre-booked, subject to availability. 


There are numerous car parks within walking distance that charge approx. £4 per day.

For parking information, please contact our reception on 01484 505601.

We also have a bike shelter and shower facilities.

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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.

 

Due to the developing situation with COVID-19 we have postponed our monthly Innovation Tours until further notice. If you would like to leave your name & contact details below one of the 3M BIC Team will be contact with you when the tours are operational again.