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 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.



Introduction to Business & IP Centre (Barnstaple) – Tuesday 20th March – 14.00-15.00

Introduction to Intellectual Property  (Barnstaple) – Tuesday 24 April – 10:30 to 12:00

Cyber Crime Awareness (Exeter) – Thursday 26th April – 17.30-18.30

Building Relationships with Online Video (Exeter) – Tuesday 22nd May – 17.00-18.30

Finding Those First Customers (Barnstaple) – Tuesday 22nd May – 16.00-17.30

Learn how to use Mintel Market Research (Exeter) – Tuesday 26th June – 17.30-18.30

How to Register a Company with Companies House (Exeter) – Thursday 12th July – 17:00-18.30

How to use COBRA _ Complete Online Business Reference Adviser (Exeter) – Tuesday 7th August – 17:30 – 18:30

Early Stage Funding for your Start-up (Exeter) – Tuesday 11th September – 16:30 – 18:00

Employing People : Ten Top Tips (Exeter) – Tuesday 6th November – 17:30-18:30



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!