The British Library is a fantastic starting off point for Inventors and Entreprenuers. There is a wide range of worthwhile support for Inventors - some is free and some is paid for, but all in all the facilities that can be found are second to none and should figure in the plans for developing your ideas. Research, Networking, Market data gathering, patent searches, business advice of all kinds, seminars and meeting facilities are some of the many possible useful activities here, under one roof.
The President of the Institute, Mark Sheahan, runs an ‘Inventors Workshop’ ( below) on selected Thursdays when he can be found at the British Library in London.
A CENTURY OF SUPPORT
A CENTURY OF IDEAS
We take part in the “Ask An Expert Scheme” run by the British Library. This provides a free one to one advisory session for an hour under a strict ‘confidentiality’ arrangement for members or anyone else. This is hosted on behalf of the library by the President of the I.P.I., Mark Sheahan, an “Inventor In Residence”, every second Thursday. This Inventors Workshop is by appointment and is highly popular, so due to the demand it is advisable to contact the library well in advance in order to attend. Just go to their website http://www.bl.uk/business-and-ip-centre or use the button on this page; scroll halfway down and follow the instructions to book online direct. This is part of the British Libraries services and is administered under their auspices
The British Library has also been a popular venue for many of our events and meetings over the years. These varied events are social and educational as well as being business orientated. It is easy to get to and makes a great place to meet friends and network.