Innovation & technology

We drive innovation at the 3M BIC in Huddersfield and are at the forefront of applied technology, housing transformational capabilities for product development including design, prototyping and product verification.

Having invested over £4m in technology, our on-site cutting-edge technology capabilities enable us to address all technical business challenges and product development needs. We help companies foster innovation by taking our clients through all stages of design to manufacture.

Find out how 3M BIC can help your business throughout the process of product development, design and prototyping.

With our in-house design engineers, we offer a holistic and bespoke approach to product development, from problem-solving to creating concepts, from ideation to production, and right through to commercialisation.

We work in collaboration with you to create innovative solutions that make tangible improvements, whether it’s to improve an existing product in response to a market’s changing needs or developing a completely new idea.

Our design engineers and technical experts have experience in applying a range of technologies to support product development, problem solving and innovation in a business environment. Our capabilities are complemented by access to the skills, facilities and experience of the University of Huddersfield and other partners, such as the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

We work across supply chains for engineering, aerospace, automotive, medical technology (MedTech), heritage and the creative industries.

To speak to a member of our design and tech team, fill out the form below, call 01484 505601 or e-mail

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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.

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