University of Huddersfield 3M

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University of Huddersfield 3M

Named after businessman Sir George Buckley, a graduate of the University of Huddersfield and former CEO of the multi-national 3M corporation, the purpose-built 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) in Huddersfield facilitates business growth, encourages business to academia collaboration and actively promotes innovation.

Catering for all business needs, from start-ups, SMEs to large corporates, we open doors to traditional and alternative funding support, national and international markets, skills partners, and access to technology, through a range of commercial, technical and support services.

Facilities include hot desks and individual office spaces to rent in a variety of sizes, flexible workshops and state-of-the-art laboratories, as well as meetings and conference spaces kitted out with the latest audio-visual technology.

Non-tenant businesses can become part of our thriving community and access our benefits by joining our Network Membership, which provides a fantastic opportunity for collaboration, to promote their business and expand their network of contacts.

Within close proximity to the University of Huddersfield, we also act as a gateway to its research centres, specifically supporting business to academia collaborations, as well as providing access to the latest technology situated on Innovation Avenue, that runs through the heart of the Centre, housing a range of high-tech specialist equipment and resources, which are available to businesses, internally and externally, with designated technical support on hand.

University of Huddersfield 3M

We want to ensure cutting edge research has maximum impact by providing businesses with the tools they need to thrive in a tough economy. Whether it’s signposting them to funding options, giving them access to state-of-the-art technology and international and national markets, or simply providing them with the workspace to operate, we can help drive entrepreneurship leading to greater levels of innovation and commercialisation.

Professor Liz Towns-Andrews
Director of Research and Enterprise, University of Huddersfield​
3M Professor of Innovation, CEO of 3M Buckley Innovation Centre