Business and Intellectual Property Services
The Business & IP Centre Newcastle (external link) exists to enable inventors, start-up businesses and established businesses based in the North-East of England to access information, advice and support. The Centre, also knows as "the BIPC", is based at Newcastle City Library.
Experts in residence
No matter how advanced your idea is and the sector in which you operate, appointments with our local Experts give you the opportunity to discuss on a one-to-one basis a wide range of business topics. Our Experts have experience of business start-up and support, innovation and growth, intellectual property and law, marketing and communications, finance, business resilience and other areas of business expertise.
Intellectual property (IP)
Our whole team is certified by the UK Intellectual Property Office to provide initial information about patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. They can explain how to use IP to protect what you create as part of your business and how to make sure you do not infringe anyone else's IP rights.
Business collection and market intelligence
Our collection of hard-copy materials and online databases can help you develop new products and services, explore new markets, or help you find relevant grants for your organisation.
Did you know?
We are part of a national network (external link) of Business & IP Centres providing support and advice to communities, businesses and individuals across the country.