Take your business to the next level by locating in or becoming a member of the Berkshire Innovation Center, a 22,000+ square foot, $13.8 million facility on Pittsfield’s east side. It enables you to build upon the region’s deep experience in the manufacture of custom materials (e.g., plastics, paper, textiles), life sciences, engineering and the defense industries.
Share cutting-edge rapid prototyping equipment to test ideas before committing to manufacturing. The state-of-the-art facility includes large scale 3D printers for digital anatomy and high-performance materials, Solidworks CAD software with workstations, a wet lab and a planned cleanroom. Companies in the area can elevate their level of precision and analytical power for prototyping.
Classrooms, lecture halls, five conference rooms, and meeting areas foster formal and informal interactions that stimulate creativity and lead to the next big idea. The BIC plans seminars and programs with leading experts, including those from nearby academic institutions, such as UMass, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and SUNY Colleges of Nanoscale Science & Engineering. In partnership with Berkshire Community College, the center will be a place of teaching and learning, creating a pipeline of trained employees for companies in the area.
The BIC’s collaborative environment brings together design thinkers, entrepreneurs and engineers so that they can have their next “eureka moment.” Incubator and accelerator space are available for those that want to work in the rich, collaborative environment.
The BIC is located in the William Stanley Business Park. For more information, contact Ben Sosne, executive director, at [email protected] or 413-822-0294.