The Business and IP Centre can help you at every stage of your business. If you want to research a business idea, protect your intellectual property, or if you want to develop or make money from an idea, our resources, trained staff, and partner organisations will help you.

Research your idea
The Business & IP Centre Newcastle has everything you need to help you research your business ideas. Whether you need information about starting a business, or want to research company histories, market trends or consumer behaviour, our resources will enable you to find your niche and develop a business that fulfils your customers’ needs.

Protect Your Idea
As part of the Business & IP Centre Newcastle, Newcastle City Council offers free intellectual property advice to new and existing businesses. Our trained staff can help you research, protect, and register your intellectual property. Our staff can also help you get access to business and intellectual property databases and resources.

Develop Your Idea
The Business & IP Centre and its partners can help you at each stage of your development. We can teach you how to market your brand, increase your sales, maximise your website and SEO, and improve your business management.

Commercialise Your Idea
Having developed and protected your product idea and intellectual property, our experts at The Business & IP Centre Newcastle can also help you to commercialise it. This support is led by the team at Newcastle Science City and experts from their various partner organisations.

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