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

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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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Landmark £30M UK National programme launched to elevate Circular Economy research evidence

On 24th May 2021, a visionary new Circular Economy (CE) research programme was launched, with the mission of harnessing the UKs leading CE research capability to drive transformational systems level change. The vision of this National Interdisciplinary CE Research programme – otherwise known as NICER – is to accelerate interdisciplinary research, innovation and impact to […]

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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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