Intellectual Property Office (IPO)
The IPO provides a wealth of information about all forms of IP and how to protect them. It has also developed a range of free tools, guidance and teaching resources on how to understand, manage and exploit IP, including
European Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Helpdesk
Whilst this helpdesk is primarily aimed at beneficiaries of EU funded research projects and EU SMEs involved in transnational partnership agreements, many of the resources on IP, particularly the library, are free for anyone to access.
Business & IP Centre
The British Library’s Business & IP Centre is an information hub for those looking to start or grow their business. It offers a range of resources and services, including webinars, workshops and master classes, many of which are free to attend. Two types of specialised Innovating for Growth programmes are currently available:
Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency which supports UK businesses and academic organisations to test ideas and develop innovative products and services. Innovate UK provides inter alia the following:
The Design Council is a charity and is recognised as a leading authority on the use of strategic design. They use design as a strategic tool to drive economic growth and innovation.
Exporting is great
This is a UK government website providing guidance on how to trade internationally.
The Catapult Programme
The Catapult centres are a network of world-leading centres designed to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in specific areas and help drive future economic growth.
Nesta is an innovation foundation which provides many useful resources, including: