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Start Up Day 2021!

Start Up Day 2021!

It's back! Live and in person in Manchester Central Library We are back for 2021 with our biggest day of the year, Start-Up Day. This year we are focusing on the theme of Sustainability in business. Whether you're just starting out, or are ready to take the next step,...

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Podcast your business to success

Podcast your business to success

Thursday 30th September is World Podcasting Day! And to celebrate the Business and IP Centre in Manchester Central Library is not only offering a free workshop with Vic Elizabeth Turnbull, the award-winning podcaster, but we're also launching our very own Podcasting...

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Food Mania is back!

Food Mania is back!

Food Mania #1 was a smash in 2019.If you're a food / drink startup this is for you! Let our expert Speed Mentors help you turn your new food business into a tasty success. It's been a challenging time for the UK’s food and drinks sector (to say the least). But it's...

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Build A Business Summer School!

Build A Business Summer School!

Get help launching your business and gain the skills and confidence you need at our FREE summer school! Starting Up?Growing A Business?Got a Brilliant Idea? Join us for this TWO DAY summer school that will give you the skills and confidence to launch your own...

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Our new videos

Our new videos

BIPC GM TV! We've got some new short films produced that explain about the work of the BIPC, including our resources, IP and activities.You can watch them on the Videos page, or follow us on our YouTube channel: We've also just launched our Facebook page: Bipcgm

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Scale Up Sessions #2: 1 July 2021

Scale Up Sessions #2: 1 July 2021

We are excited to announce the second of our quarterly series of events, the 'Scale-up Sessions' with our partners at Design Manchester! Rose Marley, CEO of Co-Operatives UK, reflects on Bertrand Russell's famous quote:"the only thing that will redeem mankind is...

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Market research from Frost and Sullivan

Market research from Frost and Sullivan

The BIPC Manchester has recently acquired access to Frost and Sullivan's range of in-depth global market research & strategy reports. They cover medical technology, chemicals & plastics, automation, electronics, energy systems, environmental & building...

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Turn Your Idea Into A Business with COBRA

Turn Your Idea Into A Business with COBRA

Start researching your business plan here Across the BIPC GM members we provide free access to a number of business and intellectual property databases; helping entrepreneurs and businesses to research trends, markets and companies, and to utilise and protect their...

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BIPC Greater Manchester goes live!

BIPC Greater Manchester goes live!

In March last year the Government announced plans to invest £13m over three years to expand and build on the success of the Business & IP Centre network, headquartered at the British Library. This major investment has enabled the British Library to widen its...

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