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

Textile Waste and Eggshells to be tackled in first CE-Hub Funded Feasibility Studies

The first round of the CE-Hub Feasibility Study funding is pleased to have funded two innovative projects which promise to pave the way for real-world change. The two projects which have been funded are: ‘CircTex London’ and ‘Sustainable infrastructure construction and repair using calcium carbonate waste (CCW) lime’. The CircTex London project will improve our understanding […]

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Innovate UK CR&D Call Now Open

As the appetite for a greener economy grows from government, industry, and consumers alike, there is a greater need than ever for businesses to shift towards sustainability and circularity.  The government and its agencies recognise that industry needs funding, support and the right connections in order to change with the time, to plan for the […]

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Measuring the Circular Economy NICER Programme Seminar

Measuring the Circular Economy has been repeatedly ranked as one of the most important topic that the NICER community would like explore, and this was confirmed once again at our sold out ‘Measuring the CE’ event held on Friday 15th October, the first of several events on this topic. CE-Hub co-directors, Professors Fiona Charnley and […]

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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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Rocks and ocean at Mississauga, Canada

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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