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Read and sign up to the latest newsletter, discover who we're working with and what they say about the Library. Find out the easiest way to use the Business & IP Centre, and get in touch to tell us how we can support your work.

Image of Lynne Brindley and Richard Lambert, CBI

Director General of the CBI and "Mr Knowledge Transfer", Richard Lambert, visited the Library recently, and gave a ringing endorsement of the Library and the Business & IP Centre. A guest speaker at the launch of the IKT, he referred to the Library as a "cathedral for knowledge transfer .the perfect place to launch the Institute of Knowledge Transfer".

Still not sure how the Library can help you with your business engagement? Have a look at the slideshow which gives plenty of ideas and examples.

Find out more about how the Library has been supporting university-business engagement and the knowledge transfer community

We are proud to be working with a range of organisations and partners.

  • Keep in touch

Read our Business & IP Centre newsletter, and sign up to get the latest information. We also offer a newsletter for Higher Education, which describes collections, services, public events and news of interest to the whole HE sector.

  • Using the Library
Everyone is welcome to visit the Library. To use the Business & IP Centre, you'll need a free Reader Pass
Reader pass Arrow How to get your Reader Pass to use the Business & IP Centre (PDF format)
If you are working in knowledge transfer and would like a guided visit to the Library, get in touch. We would be delighted to show you around and tell you how we can support your work.
  • Contact us
Get in touch to find out more or give us your views. Tel+44 (0)1937 546123 or email kt@bl.uk. Download a brochure (PDF format)
 
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"It's great to be able to do all my market assessment in one go in one place, and the Business & IP Centre lets me do that. I find it really worth my while to travel from Sheffield to use the Centre - nowhere has such a great range of business and market information in one place, and all free to use."

Graeme Hitchen is responsible for the business assessment of IP at the University of Sheffield. An evaluation of the market is an essential first step in establishing whether the IP has commercial value, and an accurate assessment can save thousands of pounds in patenting costs.

Graeme uses the market research and business information databases in the Business & IP Centre to get the latest information about the market size and key players in a huge range of specialised research areas. Frost & Sullivan, for example, provides in-depth market research and strategy reports in key industry sectors, and, for Graeme, provides an excellent assessment of market size and an indication of possible partner companies.

 
 
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