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

Circular Economy Systems: NICER Programme Webinar

On the 1st October 2021, the CE-Hub’s first autumn event, ‘Circular Economy Systems: NICER Programme Webinar’ took place online. Professor Peter Hopkinson of the Circular Economy Hub was joined by Frank Boons, Professor of Innovation and Sustainability at Manchester and Director of Sustainable Consumption Institute and Academic Fellow, DEFRA Systems Research Programme. Peter Hopkinson started […]

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CE-Hub Quarterly Newsletter Launch

On the 23rd September 2021, the first CE-Hub Quarterly newsletter was published, and sent to over 650 members of our network from 20 countries across the globe. Our newsletter is designed to provide a snap-shot and update of activities, events, outputs from the Hub and across the NICER Programme, as well as sharing opportunities to […]

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World Circular Economy Forum: Crossing Boundaries

This week saw the fifth World Circular Economy Forum take place online, organised collaboratively by the Government of Canada and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, and supported by a number of other international partners from the African Circular Economy Alliance to the United Nations Environment Programme, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the European Commission. The range […]

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The Autumn Events Programme is here

We’ve got some great events lined up over the next 6 months. From online lunchtime webinars, to in-depth national events, we will cover several different work areas of the CE-Hub and wider NICER Programme. We kick off with a lunchtime Webinar on Circular Economy Systems and a National Seminar on Measuring the Circular Economy in […]

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The future of CE – creating an interdisciplinary NICER ECR community

From the 14th – 16th July 2021, Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from across the NICER Programme were invited to attend a three day Summer School. The event included opportunities for networking, presenting research areas and training on research impact and communications. Despite being held online, an innovative networking technique, known as Troika networking, encouraged attendees […]

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CLOSED: Job Opportunity – Postdoctoral Research Assistant

The CE-Hub are currently looking for a talented, motivated individual to join our team as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant. The successful applicant to this exciting opportunity will be responsible for supporting the CE-Hub in developing, implementing, and evaluating our research impact and community engagement strategy, including engagement with academic, industry, policy and other key stakeholders. […]

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