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Here at BIPC Southampton you can access over £5M worth of online resources, market reports, company data, historical annual reports and Patents. We have carefully curated all these resources help you make better business decisions and gain an edge on the competition.

Mintel is a leading market research database that covers broad range of consumer industries 

COBRA is a practical and comprehensive resource for anyone wanting to start a business, write a business or marketing plan or conduct research into a new market.


Grantfinder is a database that enables you to identify, apply for and manage funding. It features over 8,000 continuously updated funding opportunities.


IBISWorld is a global market research database providing statistics and expert analysis on industries, countries, consumers and companies.

BSOL is a simple online tool that gives you instant access to all the British Standards. We can also help you with information on Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Registered Designs. We have partnered with a local Patent Attorney to give you all the support you need in your IP journey.


The BIPC Southampton MeetingHub is a bespoke training and seminar space located in the BIPC. It holds 20-25 people and is equipped with an 86" TV, presentation clickers and a lectern. If you would like to use the MeetingHub, you can do so free of charge. 

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Co-working spaces

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We offer fixed desks, hot desks, ergonomic chairs, work benches, professional Wi-Fi (150 mb/s), print and scan facilities and private 1-to-1 meeting pods (reservation only by booking). No need to book - members of the public can access them free of charge.

1-to-1 Advice

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Our dedicated advisors help businesses figure out which steps to take for success. We provide 1-to-1 clinics as well as workshop sessions on key business areas such as IP, grants and market research. 

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Resource Hubs

Our hubs provide entrepreneurs with free access to industry-standard resources, saving them time and money.


The SellersHub is a dedicated space, equipped with a professional studio camera, lighting and backdrop, helping people who sell on sites such as eBay, Vinted or Depop to take quality photographs.



The PhotoHub is an inhouse studio where members of the public can take professional quality headshots for their LinkedIn, CV or business.



The CreatorsHub is a dedicated space fully equipped with professional mics, a ring light and camera to help provide aspiring content creators with all they need to create exceptional videos for their audience.

Meeting pods

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Our MeetingPods are premium booths fitted with sound absorption walls. They can only be used for a 1-to-1 session with one of our advisors  - or as a podcast space for creating content.



Exhibition space

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Located opposite Southampton's Youth Employment Hub Seminar Room - our exhibition space allows local entrepreneurs and artists to display their work in one of Southampton's most central locations. To enquire about how to do this - click the button below.


Events and workshops

Here at the BIPC, we regularly have events on topics ranging from networking, personal development to content creation. Local entrepreneurs/businesses are welcome to host events. If you would like to host an event - please enquire.


book collection

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With bestseller titles ranging from business and finance to personal development, the BIPC has a vast array of books tailored to suit your business needs. You will need a library card to access these books.

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