The 3M Buckley Innovation Centre was opened in 2012 to act as a focus for businesses wanting to access facilities that encourage innovation and growth. These include access to technological skills and expertise both in the Centre and at the University, and to business skills designed to support growing companies. The Centre provides rentable laboratories and offices, hot-desk space and meeting and conference spaces.
The 3M Buckley Innovation Centre has an extensive range of modern meeting rooms and conference spaces available and all come equipped with the latest AV technology and ultra-high-speed broadband (up to 1Gbps wired, 300Mbps wireless).
The 3M BIC is situated within close proximity to the town’s centre and the bus station and train station are both only a walking distance away.
The 3M BIC has three meeting rooms which all vary in size, they can comfortably accommodate from 10 to 18 delegates, and all rooms are equipped with the latest AV technology, such as 4K Ultra-HD screens coupled with Barco Clickshare enabling up to four delegates to share the screen wirelessly from any device with a USB connector. Laptops can be connected via HDMI/Display Port/Thunderbolt or delegates can make use of the rooms’ built in Windows PC with the latest version of Microsoft Office available.
‘The 3M Room’ which is ideal for a more informal atmosphere as it has writable white glass walls to encourage creative brainstorming, a projector and screen and is complete with comfortable sofas and chairs.
The 3M BIC has two large conference spaces – Exhibition Space and Presentation Suite, each of which come fully equipped with the latest AV technology including a High Definition projection system complete with a 3m wide screen and two 42” screens allowing those at the back to be able to see the main presentation clearly. Each of the rooms are supported by a speaker array linked to radio microphones.
The Exhibition space also has a mezzanine level which is ideal for serving refreshments. Both of the rooms can accommodate between 80 and 100 delegates. For larger events we are able to stream events from one room to another or if the organisers wish directly to the internet for a worldwide audience.