3M Buckley Innovation Centre acts as a catalyst to promote Business to Business and Business to Higher Education collaborations delivering commercial opportunities via flexible access to its technical and research facilities.
The Centre with its state of the art facilities provides a unique environment and facilitates partnerships between businesses and with the University.
Collaborations lead to new research and development, promote innovation and technology transfer and create an atmosphere of dynamism, entrepreneurship and creativity. The objectives include ensuring success in national and international markets, encouraging open innovation and a systematic approach to cross-sector collaborations.
3MBIC houses start-ups, SMEs, and large corporates and lends itself to dynamic interactions which promote supply chain and demand led innovation.
Working with tenant companies and a range of business partners, the Centre offers access to finance, markets and technology through a range of commercial, technical and support services. New ideas and collaborations between academia and industry are supported through Innovation Avenue with its specialist equipment and resources.
Tenants and network members are encouraged to establish close working relationships with the University’s academic and research staff and the Centre actively facilitates this partnership and dedicated technical support is on hand.
The 3M Buckley Innovation Centre is the environment in which business has the opportunity to thrive
Designed to meet all the demands of modern business in addition to which services include:
- Innovation Avenue facilities including 3D printing
- Fully equipped workshop & wet chemistry laboratory
- Meeting room and exhibition space
- Concept development space
- Support services to access University Research & Development
- Networking opportunities
- 3MBIC Network Membership (priority access and reduced rates for 3MBIC events)
- Optional Virtual Tenancy services, telephone answering and mail forwarding *subject to criteria
Offices and Laboratories
Access to flexible accommodation
- Workshops with bookable facilities
- Corporate lab space
- Multimedia exhibition space
- 26 SME offices
- Large SME open plan offices
- Three SME laboratories
- Hot desk facilities for new companies and start-ups
This information sheds light on who and what the 3MBIC prupose and goals are however it doesn’t really help ascertain what it is that they want producing (artwork wise) for the building. These questions will become clearer after the meeting with the client however this information will be relevant as it helps me understand what it is the 3MBIC do and after the meeting with the client the answers aquired then will be combined with the information on here to hopefully find a solution for this brief.
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