The Business and Intellectual Property Centre
The Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) can help you start, run and grow your business. From that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business, you'll find the tools, support and advice you need:
- Free access to over £5million worth of business and intellectual property databases and publications, including market research, company data, business news and information on IP
- One to one support including our Patent and IP Clinics
- Workshops and networking events
Offering insights and access to free resources, training and events – both online and in-person – we’ll help you imagine, start or develop your business. Whether you’re just setting out, need advice on protecting your intellectual property, or simply have a brilliant idea you want to discuss, we’re here to guide you.
We also have a Podcasting Studio for small businesses and start ups to use for free, and a 3D printer for prototyping. Full details about our resources, workshops and events are online at: www.bipcgm.org
If you're thinking of starting up or running a new business you could be eligible to join our support programme, Build A Business in GM Libraries, running across eight Greater Manchester authorities. From Artisan Baker to Zumba Instructor, Build A Business can help! Find out more at: www.buildabusinessgm.org
(Build a Business in GM Libraries is part funded by the European Union, with a grant of £1.3 million from ERDF funding, and managed by Manchester City Council. The project will run from January 2021-June 2023.)
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The BIPC is a partnership between us and the British Library, and is a member of the BIPC network, supported by the Intellectual Property Office, DCLG and Arts Council.
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