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The Circular Economy Innovation Communities (CEIC) programme is a fully-funded 10 month programme supporting public and third sector organisations delivery Circular Economy Solutions

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The CEIC programme is underpinned by four key principles.

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Circular Economy

Building towards zero waste through increasing understanding of circular economy

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Innovation Networks

Creating Communities of Practice to enable public service practitioners to work together to co-create solutions to existing challenges

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Knowledge Access

Creating cohorts of Welsh public and third sector managers to enhance innovation knowledge and skills

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Future Generations

Supporting public service managers to operationalise the Well-being of Future Generations Act

Case Studies

Ford Bridgend Engine Plant

All case studies described here are taken from the 'Developing Innovation Performance of Firms and Supply Chain Clusters' project, a predecessor of CEIC.

What our clients have to say

"We’ve got real value from the tools and knowledge we’ve picked up from the programme. We’re just starting to see the environmental benefits and cost savings from our investment in industry 4.0 methods, which is really exciting for us here."

Senior Emerging Technology Engineer

Ford Bridgend Engine Plant

"The structure and mapping are leading to a new mindset and new ideas. We have a completely new way of looking at what we are going to do to address a problem... We are talking about partnership with another company [to develop new products] which we would never have talked about before…”

Senior Innovation Manager

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water


If you are employed by a public or third sector organisation and you are interested in applying for the CEIC programme, please fill out our application form.

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