IWIC Co-work, Hot-desk, Co-Lab, Ideas, Space

Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre


The Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) has been established as a focal point for developing entrepreneurs, start-ups and promoting innovation.

The IWIC is a coworking community situated in The Atrium and close to the spectacular Ipswich Waterfront, providing access to hot desk space, networking and collaborative opportunities. 

To join the University of Suffolk's Innovation Centre you can become a member, join our free new network, or attend one of our events.


IWIC Membership

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Interested in hot-desking, co-working and collaborating with other start-ups, entrepreneurs and businesses, then take a look at our membership options.

IWIC Spaces

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The IWIC offers a suite of meeting rooms for up to 60 delegates, including a seminar room, boardroom, meeting room and an innovatively designed workshop space.

IWIC Location

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The IWIC is centrally located near the spectacular Waterfront in Ipswich on the University of Suffolk campus.  

Games Hub

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The Games Hub supports students and graduates showcase their games through the Tranzfuser scheme.

Student Entrepreneurs Development Programme

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Get support and skills training to realise your project or business idea.

Student Membership

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Student and graduate access to hot desk space, skills training, networking, collaborative opportunities and funding support.



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The Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Network (IWIN) is a free to join networking group with business events, networking sessions and regular newsletters.

Together With Business

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The University of Suffolk is here to work with you to support your response, recovery and resilience from the COVID-19 through our knowledge exchange offer.

Suffolk Centre for Female Entrepreneurship (SCFE)

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The award-winning SCFE aims to support female entrepreneurship and a reduction in gender inequality across all business sectors.

Meet the team

Ruth Paton is Innovation Centre (IWIC) Manager within the Business Engagement and Entrepreneurship department supporting enterprise and business development at the University of Suffolk. ...

Heidi is the Games Hub manager, within the Business Engagement and Entrepreneurship team at IWIC. Heidi works with the 3rd year computer games design and programming students to deliver business and entrepreneurial skills as well as running the Tranzfuser (UK Games Fund) programme o...