Support to Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Inventors.

At BIPC Devon we provide free business support to Devon based small businesses and start-ups. We hold regular IP drop-in sessions at Exeter Library, and bookable sessions at Exeter, Paignton, Barnstaple and via Zoom. 

Through BIPC Devon you can access the IBIS world database, learn from our experts by booking 1-1 sessions, and join our regular webinars and workshops.

As a Business & IP Centre we follow a programme and ethos developed by the Business & IP Centre at the British Library, London, providing support to business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors.

There are currently 20 Business & IP Centres across the UK, 3 of which are in Devon; Barnstaple, Paignton & Exeter

Our Devon locations...

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Organised by us with you in mind. A diary of happenings for you to join in, online or in real life! Side benefits include networking!

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If knowledge is power, and content is key, databases are a gold-mine of usefulness for your business.

If you’re navigating the world of intellectual property, you might find this guidance page helpful.
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With appointments ready to book, you can get 1-2-1 time with an expert to answer your burning questions.

BIPC Devon Team

Joshua Copus – Oxland

Josh is the Marketing and Communications Officer at BIPC Devon. Josh got his start off as a journalism graduate, but eventually found his way into marketing post-pandemic. He began his

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Lisa D’Alberti

Lisa has worked in various Devon libraries for over 20 years.  She has been based in Barnstaple library since 2019 with responsibility for resources and information which includes the BIPC.

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Jo Lawrence

Jo is Senior Supervisor: Resources & Information.   Starting off as a Customer Service adviser, almost 5 years ago, Jo was a ‘Business Champion’ for a year, but was then promoted

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Richard Love

Richard has a history of founding start-ups across several fields, from Alcohol to publishing, Renewables to Arts and Crafts. He’s worked across Europe, learning French and Spanish on his journey.

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Libraries Unlimited is the charity which runs libraries in Devon and Torbay. Our mission is to bring ideas, imagination, knowledge and creativity to people’s lives and communities. Every penny we raise goes directly towards library services that help make a difference to people’s lives and communities.

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