The 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (BIC) at the University of Huddersfield.
Jane Imrie

Huddersfield business innovation centre set for post-lockdown expansion

A business innovation centre in West Yorkshire is set to expand to accommodate firms seeking support in the wake of COVID-19.

The 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (BIC) at the University of Huddersfield has announced plans to expand its facility to ensure social distancing measures are adhered to.

The centre plans to implement a new business plan from August, which will deliver eight new offices and labs.

Other new ventures in the pipeline include a ‘leadership centre’ in association with the University of Huddersfield, offering training and coaching for business leaders and managers.

3M BIC chief executive officer Sue Cooke commented: “When a crisis forces radical change, businesses can adapt or will develop new types of product or service innovation, inspired by the needs-must of Covid-19.

“We are expecting a strong spirit of recovery in the Huddersfield business community and we will see start-ups or growing companies looking for space in managed workspaces like the 3M BIC.”

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