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Games Hub comes to the University

14 Aug 2018 11:45AM

The University is pleased to welcome Heidi Love to the Business Engagement and Entrepreneurship team to manage the Games Hub. 

The Games Hub, based in the IWIC (Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre) is designed for third year Computer Game Design and Programming students to help them develop business skills and knowledge and become more entrepreneurial. The programme was originally developed and run at the Eastern Enterprise Hub.

The University is pleased to have the Games Hub, along with the Tranzfuser programme, which runs over the summer and funds a graduate team to develop a prototype game to be presented at EGX in September.  Both programmes have been of great benefit to the students and will benefit the growing local games business community.

Stef Thorne, Head of Business Engagement and Entrepreneurship, said, “A games hub is a great offer for our students and the local gaming community and we will be developing this facility over the coming months to establish a hub within the IWIC.”

Rob Kurta, Director of Computer Games and Creative Technologies, said, “Heidi joining IWIC is excellent news.  Over the last 3 years we in games have been working closely with Heidi on the Transfuzer project raising over £40,000 in funding for student entrepreneurs. It is great to know that her expertise will now be available to all undergraduates at the University.”

Tim Greenacre, Registrar and Secretary, added "The IWIC portfolio of activities continues to expand, operating as a hub for the University's support of local economic growth. The Games Hub is a great example of how the IWIC can directly impact on the growth of specific sectors." 

 

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