Flexible Funding for Feasibility Studies

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The CE-Hub will shortly be opening applications to the final round of Feasibility Studies to accelerate Circular Economy research, innovation and implementation across disciplines, sectors and value chains.

The fund will provide the wider Circular Economy community with the opportunity to undertake speculative and potentially high-impact research to accelerate innovative solutions. Proposals that consider different scales (including regional and place-based research), new collaborations between sectors and disciplines, and involve early career professionals (from academia, industry and government), will all be encouraged. Funded projects will be expected to deliver a tangible piece of work that would achieve a specific output such as early-stage concept development, decision making tools and methods or demonstrator projects focussing on evidencing the transferability of Circular Economy principles across scales, disciplines and industrial sectors.

Two rounds of funding have already been awarded, you find out more about the successful projects here.

Find out more about our Funded Projects

In this round of funding, we are looking for studies that are innovative, evidence based, applied and appreciate the need for a whole system approach. Proposals could include, but are not limited to:

  • Metrics and Indicators,
  • Product and Service Design,
  • Business Models including citizen adoption,
  • Digital Technology,
  • Policy
  • Procurement,
  • Finance,
  • Skills and the future of work
  • Social Innovation.

The total funding available for this call is £250,000 and we want to fund as many high-quality applications as possible. Feasibility Studies will be funded to a maximum of £50,000 at full Economic Cost (fEC). Funding will be awarded at 80% fEC (total project value cannot exceed £50,000). Projects can be between 9 and 12 months in length and must be completed before the end of September 2024.  Applications where a portion of the project costs are met by industry funding are also welcomed.

Find out more about our Funded Projects

Feasibility Study Webinar for Interested Applicants 2022 Recording Now Available:

Recorded Monday 21st March 2022

Download the Slide Deck Here