What is
the CE Hub?

The CE-Hub is a coordinating Hub for the NICER Programme, constituting five Circular Economy Centres of Excellence. The NICER Programme is a four year £30 million investment from UKRI to move the UK towards a circular economy.

What is a
Circular Economy?

A Circular Economy is restorative and regenerative by design. By working at a systems level, the NICER Programme will undertake research and innovation to rethink the value of our resources, design out waste and deliver a resilient and restorative Circular UK Economy.

The Five
CE Centres

There are five UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres of Excellence, each focussed on a speciality material flow delivering system change to several major resource flows in the UK.

CE Stories:
Circular Economy in Action

We are looking for examples of Circular Economy in Action across the UK for our 'CE Stories' feature. If you think you have a story for us, get in touch on our Contact Us Page.

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News & Events

CE-Hub Flexible Fund for Feasibility Study Proposals Open for Applications

The CE-Hub has launched the first round of flexible funding for Feasibility Studies. the aim of this fund is to accelerate Circular Economy research, innovation and implementation with a specific focus on the five resource flows connected with the UKRI funded National Circular Economy Centres and cross cutting enablers. Deadline for Submissions: 12 July at […]

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The UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research (NICER) Programme Launch

The UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research (NICER) Programme will officially launch on Thursday 27 May 2021! The four day event running from 24 – 27 May will introduce the five National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres (24 – 26 May) and the Circular Economy Hub (CE-Hub) which together form the NICER Programme. The all-day event […]

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Arts and Humanities Research Council collaboration with the British Fashion Council

A new partnership between the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and British Fashion Council will support sustainability in the fashion industry. As part of this collaboration the AHRC have provided funding for BFC to recruit two arts and humanities researchers to undertake a 12-month fellowship. This exciting partnership will see researchers work hand in […]

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Viva la Circular Revolution! New centre for sustainable business models launched for Wales

The University of Exeter has helped to design and deliver a new circular economy innovation centre for Wales – the first business-led hub in the UK focused on sustainable ‘circular’ approaches where fewer resources are used and more waste materials reused. Circular Revolution is spearheaded by Riversimple, a manufacturer of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles, […]

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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. The Royce Institute is the UK’s flagship materials science research infrastructure. More details about the Royce conference on The Royce Institute website.

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Dates for your diary: NICER programme launch 24th – 27th May 2021

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 on the 24, 25 and 26 of May. More details and dates on each launch will be announced end of February along with registration details. […]

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