Research projects at the CEC

Circular and plastics

CEC is part of a consortium at the University of Cambridge that was awarded more than £1 million funding by the UK Research and Innovation agency to respond to challenges posed by plastic waste.

Circular and IoT

CEC is cooperating with European academic institutions and practitioners to develop an innovative framework of interplay between circular economy and IoT, to explore novel ways in which this interaction can drastically change the nature of products, services, business models and ecosystems.

Circular and defence

In 2017, CEC undertook the seminal project on circularity in defence in collaboration with the European Defence Agency. The project was completed in November 2017 identifying a number of areas that are potential opportunities for applications of circular economy in defence in the near future.