Big Ideas Start Up

The Story So Far

If you’ve got a Big Idea then maybe we can help!
The Big Ideas Generators project is supporting innovation and enterprise across the 10 Greater Manchester authorities. Funded by the Libraries Innovation Fund, this unique project is running until March 2018 in libraries across the city region.

What does it do?

In each authority there will be events and activities to help you develop your ideas, and to find out what support is available. And of course there are lots of information resources in libraries to get you prepared.

One to One Business Information “surgeries”

Talk through your idea with one of our information experts.
Whether you’re thinking of starting a business or dreaming up a new invention, we can help you to identify the information and organisations to help you get started with:

  • business plans
  • protecting your intellectual property
  • developing your idea
  • researching the market
  • online and digital business
“How To” sessions and workshops
Small group learning sessions on topics such as Twitter for Beginnners, Cloud Computing for a Start Up Business and Hand Ons 3D Printing. Plus demonstrations of free online tools that will save you time and money, and increase your competitiveness.

Workshops and networking opportunities

From Etsy courses to Crowdfunding, we’ve got some fantastic events coming up to help you prepare for taking your idea to the next stage. We’ll be covering the basics of 3D printing and the Internet of Things too!All delivered in libraries across Greater Manchester.Find out about our events and activities