The Suffolk Centre for Female Entrepreneurship (SCFE) launched on the 4 October 2017 as part of the first birthday of the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC). A key partner of the IWIC, the Centre was developed to:
Support female entrepreneurs and innovators succeed in business through the provision of events, a speaker series, networking opportunities and signposting to funding and business growth advice
Research, critique and engage with female entrepreneurship as an area of inquiry, contributing to policy and initiatives at a local, national and international level
Support students and graduates to develop their entrepreneurial skills so that they will create, plan and develop their own businesses with inclusivity
The Centre provides a knowledge, evidence base and focal point for female entrepreneurs seeking to develop, plan and communicate inclusively; supporting economic growth, innovation and productivity in the New Anglia economy.