Business and IP Centre Newcastle
The Business & IP Centre Newcastle supports entrepreneurs, inventors and small business in the North East, from that very first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. At the Centre, you can learn the skills to start and grow your own business, research your market, learn how to protect your ideas (intellectual property) and make money from them, gain confidence and inspiration and meet fellow entrepreneurs. Based at Newcastle City library, our team of experts, alongside our collection of comprehensive resources, are perfectly armed to help you and your business flourish.
No matter how advanced your idea is or the sector in which you operate, our highly-skilled network of partners can set you on the path to commercial success.
Contact us to make an appointment or visit the Centre now for advice and guidance on areas including:
- Intellectual property – including patents, trade marks, registered design and copyright;
- General start-up advice – funding sources, market research, company data and business news;
- Business support – one-to-one coaching, training workshops, networking and events;
- And much more.
Business & IP Centre Newcastle is a partnership between Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Science City, Northumbria University and the British Library, with support from the European Regional Development Fund.
Based on the British Library’s model, we were the first regional Business and IP Centre to launch in September 2011. In addition to Newcastle city library, the British Library has now collaborated with five other core city libraries in England (Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, and Sheffield). Together, the network of centres opens up business resources to communities throughout the country. The network is supported by the Intellectual Property Office, DCLG and Arts Council through direct funding and via the Enterprising Libraries project.
You’ll find us on the third floor of Newcastle City Library, where our trained staff can help you find the specialist information you need.
This project is part-financed by the Competitiveness and Employment European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013.