Welcome to the Business & IP Centre’s news section. Keep up-to-date with the latest news and developments from the Centre and its partners.

Pathways to Innovation

Pathways to Innovation is a new free-to-access programme designed to help SMEs protect and commercialise new ideas, technologies, products, services and processes and to explore and access new market opportunities.

The programme is funded through European regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered by BIPC Newcastle in partnership with RTC North, until December 2019.

Pathways to Innovation gives small & medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an ambition to grow, free access to enhanced IP support services delivered by BIPC Newcastle and partners, including the Intellectual Property Office and local IP barristers and solicitors

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Meet our experts in residence

The Business and IP Centre’s partners will help you when starting a business; developing a new service or product; if you need legal advice; if you would like to know how to use social media or digital media more effectively... Find out more about our experts and the topics they can help you with.

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Get ready for Start Up day!

the 10 Business & IP Centres in the BIPC National Network will be holding their 1st annual Start-Up Day on Thursday 21st September.

Start-Up Day at BIPC Newcastle will feature a programme of free workshops:

* Helping you to know your market and understand how our online business information services can assist you to start-up and grow.

* ‘IBIS World’ will show you how to get the best out of their online business resource

* Our IP advisers will explain intellectual property, why it is so important to be aware to protect what you create and avoid infringing on someone else’s IP

* Google Digital Garage will be making a welcome return to the City Library, following their highly successful residency in 2016, giving you all the tips and advice you need to be successful online.

You can come along for the full day or just book for the sessions that interest you most.

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Boost Your Business

The North East Enterprise Agency Ltd (NEEAL) is running 3-day, fully-funded residential courses in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham.

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Be inspired by Internet Icons

We present a free live screening of the British Library's Inspiring Entrepreneurs event.

The Business & Intellectual Property Centre is pleased to be linking up with the British Library for their latest offering in their ‘Inspiring Entrepreneurs’ programme, the annual ‘Internet Icons’ event. This will be held at The Core – a fabulous business location at Science Central in the city centre.

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Join us for Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is upon us again with a host of events for businesses and budding entrepreneurs happening across the UK. GEW 2016 will be launched at the British Library on 14th November and Business & IP Centres across the country will be hosting a range of local events. Our headline event will be: Inspiring Entrepreneurs - Fashionably Enterprising.

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Business & IP Centre Newcastle - what we do!

With help from our partners at the Business & IP Centre London, based at the British Library, we've produced a video which explains exactly what we do at the centre and how we can help you and your business grow. The video features a number of genuine entrepreneurs and individuals who've used the centre recently to make their ideas work...and if it can work for them, it can work for you too.

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The ‘Enterprise Hangout’ is designed just for you

The ‘Enterprise Hangout’ is designed just for you


This FREE monthly networking event is for anyone in business, or considering setting up a business in the North East and always has business advisors, support organisations and mentors in residence.

Every month we have a fabulous guest speaker as well as a local business individual talking about their story into business.

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