Devon Business & IP Centre provides support to business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors


The Business and Intellectual Property Centre at Exeter and Barnstaple Libraries host a range of events and workshops to suit start-ups, entrepreneurs or businesses looking to learn new skills or research their industry.

Every fourth Tuesday and Thursday between 13:30 and 15:00, the Business and Intellectual Property Centre at Barnstaple offers free one-to-one sessions with a trained business champion.  Please note: Exeter BIPC is currently amending its programme, please contact them for further details. One-to-ones are useful for enquiring about how you can access business information and support, or to find out more about Intellectual Property. Find out more information.

See below for a full list of events.

Click here to book on any of these events.

Business & IP Centre appointment (Barnstaple) – various, Tuesdays and Thursdays

British Library Livestream: Inspiring Entrepreneurs – Work Like a Woman, with Mary Portas (Exeter) Thursday 15th November – 18:15 – 20:30

An Introduction to Intellectual Property (Exeter) Tuesday 15th January 2019 – 16:30 – 18:30

How to use COBRA: Complete Online Business Reference Adviser (Exeter) Thursday 21st February- 17:30 – 18:30

Cyber Crime Awareness (Exeter) Thursday 21st March – 17:30 – 18:30

Building Relationships with Online Video (Exeter) 9th April – 17:00 – 18:30


Resources to help start, run and grow your business

  • On the right side of each page you will find upcoming talks, workshops and networking events.
  • Access to online databases; COBRA the Complete Online Business Reference advisor and Mintel market intelligence to help you research & inform your business plans.
  • A range of one-to-one appointments, including the popular Introduction to the Business & IP Centre.
  • Access to resources; free wifi in libraries, FabLab Devon and of course business reference books!