Case Studies

Case study: BAM Bamboo Clothing

Launched by David Gordon in 2006, BAM’s foundation sits firmly on environmentally sustainability, primarily producing clothing from bamboo and organic cotton.

Case study: Circular & Co

In 2003, Dan Dicker founded Circular&Co., a business centred around manufacturing circular products and collaborating with a network of industry professionals to achieve true circular solutions.

Case study: Circularity Capital

Circularity Capital aims to invest in innovative SMEs which specialise within a range of five clearly defined circular business models.

Case study: Oddbox

Oddbox is a social impact business fighting food waste taking excess seasonal stock and offering direct home delivery to the end consumer.

Case study: Ricoh

Having grown over the last decade, the model of ‘selling a printed page’ now represents around 50% of Ricoh's UK office automation revenue.

Case study: Riversimple

Riversimple has developed the hydrogen-fuelled RASA car, inspired by the incompatibility of the industry’s current production model with the demands of the contemporary consumer market.

Case Study: Winnow Solutions

Winnow’s aim is to inspire chefs to see that food is too valuable to waste, through technology to enable commercial kitchens to record and analyse exactly what is put in the bin. 

NICER and Innovate UK Case Studies

Discover project case studies from the second round of Innovate UK’s Circular Economy for SMEs – Innovating with the NICER Programme funding call.

NICER Case Study: Consumer Experience Scenario-Building Toolkit

The Consumer Experience Scenario-Building Toolkit by TCC is a card-based resource developed for use with consumers, designers, and industry to explore and re-design their experiences of the textile circular economy.

NICER Case Study: Materials Circularity (MC) Bacterial Cellulose Production & Fibre Spinning

The TCC Materials Circularity (MC) research strand produced bacterial cellulose by recycling three different bio-based waste streams for a sustainable polymer production. Find out more about the material and its uses.

NICER Case Study: REEs in the Magnet Value Chain

Rare Earth Elements (REEs) used in magnets are some of the most important technology metals for the energy transition. Find out how Met4Tech are investigating ways to secure future access to responsibly sourced REEs.

NICER Case Study: Responsible Innovation

Find out how Met4Tech is embedding Responsible Innovation (RI) into all aspects of their work. Two workshops conducted with industry and researchers have led to some early insights.