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The UKRI National Circular Economy Research Hub. Bringing together industry, academics, policy makers and civic society to deliver a UK Circular Economy.

The Circular Economy Hub (CE-Hub) brings together academics, industry practitioners, policymakers and civic society stakeholders committed to delivering circular economy research and innovation. Coordinating activity across the five Circular Economy Centres, we will work together to establish the scientific evidence, tools and methods to support the implementation of a circular economy through knowledge sharing and collaboration.

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Circular Economy

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.

The five UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres each focus on a major material flow and together deliver system level change within the UK. These are: Chemicals, Metals, Mineral-based Construction Materials, Technology Metals and Textiles. Each has ambitious proposals to reduce waste, increase circularity and to minimise environmental impact of their sectors.

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Diagram of 5 CE Centres and CE-Hub


The National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research (NICER) Programme is a four year £30 million investment from UKRI to move the UK towards a circular economy.

Together the hub and five centres form part of the £30 million UKRI NICER programme, the largest and most comprehensive investment in the UK Circular Economy to date. The programme aims to deliver research, innovation and knowledge to move the UK towards a circular economy.

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ED&I Statement

The NICER programme will be proactive to an approach that is inclusive and multi-disciplinary with a clear focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

The CE Hub and CECs will lead, support and respect ideas from a diverse regional, national and international circular economy community without prejudice or discrimination and ensure our activities are fully inclusive.

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