Bolton Library and Museum Services

Big Ideas Generator


Coming to a library near you soon

Funded by the Arts Council, Big Ideas Generators will support innovation and enterprise across 10 Greater Manchester library authorities. One team will be working across the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, a first for the city region, offering one-to-one business information surgeries, “How to” sessions, workshops and informal networking opportunities, as well as specialist training in skills such as 3D printing. The project will be delivered from June 2017 to March 2018.

What's On

Over the next 10 months we will be delivering seminars, workshops and 1-to-1 information sessions on all kinds of topics, from starting up in creative industries, 3d printing, running an online business and much more.


What's on in Bolton

Talks and Seminars


Informative talks and seminars from experts in their fields to kickstart your business ideas, inspire innovation and offer tips and advice about setting up new enterprises and running small businesses.

*All Bolton events are listed as BIG Bolton*

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1 to 1 Sessions

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Talk through your Big Ideas 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.

Get the knowledge to prepare for success!

*All Bolton events are listed as BIG Bolton*

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Learn how to help your idea take off or save your business time and money with these sessions on a range of topics

Beginners session including short demos, aimed at startups and SMEs.

*All Bolton events are listed as BIG Bolton*

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