One Stop Ideas Shop

Got a great idea? Want to know how to turn it into a business?
Come and see our panel of experts

What is One Stop Ideas Shop?

The One Stop Ideas Shop provides a forum to talk through inventions/business ideas in a confidential setting. You will receive face to face expert guidance to help you understand how to protect your idea/invention and explore any potential for business opportunity. It is aimed at helping you protect and commercialise your idea or invention.


One Stop Ideas Shop also offers an appointment with a representative from Plymouth’s Patent Library (PatLib) for information and sign posting on patents, trademarks, design registration and copyright. This session is offered to help you decide what you need to protect and to indicate if your idea may be infringing existing Intellectual Property.

How does the One Stop Ideas Shop work?

The One Stop Ideas Shop is located on the main University of Plymouth campus in Plymouth City Centre (2nd Floor, Marine Building)

The confidential guidance is provided by experts including PATLIB UK, the University of Plymouth, NJ Akers & Co Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Thompson Jenner, Ashfords, Stephens Scown and Francis Clark.


The cost of the One Stop Ideas Shop is £25. The one-hour sessions are free of charge to current students and the unemployed, but a £25 refundable deposit is required to secure those bookings. Evidence is required to prove that you are a student or unemployed.

Download the One Stop Ideas Shop brochure below, click here for details of dates and times and to book contact, 0800 052 5600.

One Stop Ideas Shop

Download our One Stop Ideas Shop brochure and fill in our pre-booking form to book your place

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