After years of delays, The Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC) is slated to begin construction summer of 2018. With $13.7 million in funding committed by the state, the project will finally be underway. According to Mass.gov, the 20,000 square foot center will include training facilities, biotech wet lab space, clean rooms, office and event space for small to medium-sized life sciences companies to support economic growth, jobs, and private investment in the region.
The Berkshire Innovation Center, Inc. (BIC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to promote and accelerate the innovation and growth of existing life sciences supply chain and advanced manufacturing companies in Western Massachusetts. BIC will assist companies by enabling early-stage production and commercialization, and by fostering shared research.
The BIC will bring advanced capabilities to its member companies including shared access to cutting-edge research and development and prototyping equipment, customized training programs, student internship programs, and collaborative opportunities with the BIC’s research and education partners.
Project completion is planned for July of 2019.