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Student Entrepreneurs Development Programme

Applications are now open for 2018.

The Careers & Employability Service and the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) are excited to offer a unique opportunity to University of Suffolk students & our Graduates from 2016 and 2017.

Individuals or groups of students (up to five) from any course, can now apply with an innovative project, product or business idea and will be supported in developing their project through a year’s free membership (worth over £700) to the Innovation Centre.

The membership will enable you to be part of a growing entrepreneurial collaborative network and utilise professional work, lab and creative spaces in The Atrium. You will also gain free training and mentoring through the IWIC Entrepreneurship Programme to enable you to realise your project, business or business idea.

In order to win one of four memberships please submit a short proposal (up to 500 words) outlining your innovative project or business idea, and why you think you/your group would benefit from a free IWIC Student Membership (up to 250 words) and contact details. 

The deadline for proposals is midnight 23rd April 2018, with interviews taking place at the IWIC on the 26th and 27th April 2018.

Please email ALL proposals and questions to with the subject heading SEDP Proposal / SEDP Proposal Questions. 

Best of luck from all at the IWIC.

Download your application form