10 Years on in CE – CE-Hub Lunchtime Webinar

29/09/202212:00 pmOnline Webinar


Join the CE-Hub and Guest speakers to look back on the developments and progress made in the Circular Economy over the last decade. What’s changed? What impact have we had? How are our activities helping secure a Circular future?

Designed to engage and promote discussion on key topics, these webinars will include short presentation from guest speakers, followed by audience Q&A.


12:00 – 12:05 Welcome and Chair Introduction

12:05 – 12:25 Speaker presentations

12:25 – 12:55 Audience Q&A

12:55 – 13:00 Chairs Closing Remarks

13:00 Close


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Meet our Speakers

Session Chair: Amy Peace, Innovate UK

Based in the Manufacturing and Materials team, Amy’s role is focused on embedding Circular Economy and Life Cycle Analysis into Innovate UK strategy and programmes, and to ensure appropriate innovations can be developed and exploited by UK business in response to industrial challenges and commercial opportunities. A specific focus is on the role that the Circular Economy can play in the delivery of Net Zero CO2 targets.

Expert Panel:

Jamie Butterworth, Circularity Capital

Jamie is responsible for overseeing portfolio company growth through leveraging Circularity Capital’s specialist insight and network in the circular economy. He has spent over a decade supporting the growth and innovation of businesses in the circular economy. What drove Jamie to establish Circularity was the deeply held belief that circular businesses can grow faster with an investor who really understands their business model and has the right insight and network to scale. Prior to Circularity Jamie was the founding CEO of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a global hub for circular economy innovation.

Steve Evans, Textiles Circularity Centre, University of Cambridge

Professor Steve Evans joined academia in 1988 after 12 years in various industries. He leads the Centre for Industrial Sustainability at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge and is Co-Investigator at the Textile Circularity Centre with RCA. He has led over £30m in grants including the UKs 1st grant studying how multi-disciplinary teams innovate, and the 1st grant in sustainable business models and what we now call Circular Economy (in 1995). Steve has founded various cleantech start-ups and has been Special Adviser to the House of Lords. Steve is particularly proud of his students who include two current female PVCs and the UKs first female BAME Head of a Business School. In 2019 Steve was elected to Membership of Academia Europaea.

Julia Stegemann, Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-based Construction Materials, UCL

Julia is a Professor of Environmental Engineering at UCL. She is particularly interested in development of sustainable technologies and systems that will enable return of industrial by-products and residual wastes to the resource loop. She is also interested in development of regulations, policy and other systems that affect the sustainability and efficient use of materials resources. Much of her work is in collaboration with industry, and she has experience in laboratory characterisation of materials, development of technologies and test methods, preparation of regulatory guidance documents, implementation and evaluation of technologies at field scale, and databases and computer modelling.

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