Building the evidence base for a circular economy CE Observatory Co-creating a diverse, equal and accessible future circular economy Inclusive Community Sharing knowledge and learning on what works Knowledge Platform Building skills, competencies and career pathways for a circular future Capacity Building Enabling interdisciplinary collaboration to accelerate impact Impact and Innovation

What is the CE-Hub?

The Circular Economy Hub (CE-Hub) brings together academics, industry practitioners, policymakers and civic society stakeholders committed to delivering circular economy research and innovation programmes in a joint and systemic way. It is focused on establishing the scientific evidence, tools and methods to support the implementation of a circular economy, knowledge sharing and collaboration. The CE-Hub is currently in its first phase of development.

CE Stories: Circular Economy in Action

Discover the latest examples of circular economy from across the CE community:

Circular Cities and Regions, December 2020

Send us stories of CE in your project, business, sector, discipline or area.

What is the Circular Economy?

A circular economy (CE) is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. To achieve this requires systemic innovation.

Five new CE Centres announced

The new centres will explore how reusing waste materials in the textiles, construction, chemical and metal industries could deliver huge benefits.

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The CE-Hub is designed around 5 key pillars

News and Events

An exciting opportunity for a Post Doctoral Research Fellow to join the CE-Hub

We are currently recruiting for an ambitious and driven postdoctoral researcher to join the CE-Hub team and develop a ground breaking National Circular Economy Data Observatory. The post is available from 1 March for four years.

Join the CE-Hub! Circular Economy PhD studentships

The CE-Hub is offering two PhD studentships to start in April. We are looking for students with drive and commitment to undertake ground-breaking research to advance the theory and practical implementation of a Circular Economy.

CE-Hub and Circular Economy Centres to present at the Henry Royce Annual Conference

The CE-hub and five Centres will present the National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research (NICER) programme to the UK materials science community on 23 March 2021.

Dates for your diary: NICER programme launch 24–27 May

The overall NICER programme will be officially launched on 27 May. Leading up to this, each of the 5 National Circular Economy Centres will host a launch to their communities.

New national Circular Economy Hub to provide leadership in UK bid to create a sustainable future

We are pleased to welcome you to the new National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research Hub (CE-Hub)

Is circular economy really taking insights from living systems to create eco-effective economies?

Friday 4 December 2020 13:00-14:00 (GMT). Ken Webster presents the second webinar in the series from the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy at the University of Exeter Business School.

Exeter Expertise Podcast

In this podcast for Exeter Expertise, Professor Fiona Charnley discusses the importance of the circular economy, how it has been affected by COVID-19.

Circular Cities Webinar

Wednesday 11 November, 13:00–14:30 (GMT). This webinar will bring together diverse perspectives from regions across England to explore ways in which Circular Economy strategies are building more resilient communities and sustainable economies.

Systemic Innovation in a Circular Economy – Managing the Value Shift

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 13:00-14:00 (GMT). We are delighted to announce the first in a new series of Webinars hosted by the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECCE).

Closing the Circular Economy Implementation Gap Masterclass

A record 92 CE practitioners graduated from Cohort 7 of the Exeter-EMF Global online Masterclass.

Capacity Building Roundtable

Thirty invited experts from all sectors of education, industry and government policy organisations joined this second online roundtable. The mission: to discuss key skills and capabilities required by the workforce of the future.

CE Observatory Roundtable

This roundtable brought together 46 leading experts from across academia, business and government to discuss the creation of a national CE Observatory to build the evidence base for a Circular Economy.

CE Discovery Workshop

This highly focused 2-day online conference drew together a large number of experts in unprecedented circumstances, and even breaking a world record for online participation in the adventures of Lego® Serious Play®.