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Our projects

Yorkshire Coast Community Research Network

In 2023 we partnered with CaVCA in Scarborough to support an Innovate UK funded community research network aiming to explore what people really need in coastal communities to lead fulfilling lives. Findings will shape projects for community-led research.

Feasibility and options appraisal for symbiosis incubation in Hull and East Yorkshire

In 2022-2023 the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership contracted International Synergies Ltd and the Yorkshire Circular Lab to investigate opportunities for industrial symbiosis and to develop a blueprint and business model for long term and robust symbiosis facilitation support.

Understanding behaviour change

A student project from the MSc Sustainability and Consultancy 2021-2022 cohort to propose a framework for behavioural change within the middle-income demographic to promote engagement in circular economy practices.

Accelerating public engagement

In 2022 the University of Leeds awarded us with funds to amplify our on-going public engagement through Research Culture grants from Research England, which supported staff skills development, repair cafes and school sessions, new community initiatives and preparation of high-quality outreach materials.

Linking civic movement to regional circular economy strategy

In 2021-2022 we received funding from Research England to map circular civic and voluntary initiatives throughout Yorkshire and the Humber, and help them engage with each other and local government through the Yorkshire Circular Economy Festival.

Yorkshire circular economy strategy and work programme

In 2021 we facilitated the co-production of a circular economy strategy and work programme for Yorkshire on behalf of the Yorkshire and Humber Councils' Net-Zero group, in partnership with the York and North Yorkshire LEP.

Circular Kirklees

In 2020-2021 we explored the potential for economic recovery with a circular economy approach in Kirklees. We analysed the industrial structure of the area and supported SMEs to identify key sectors where support could leverage wider system change.

A Safe and Just Regional Food System

In 2020 we collaborated with the University of Huddersfield on a project to investigate local food system resilience following Covid-19.

Co-producing plans for a Yorkshire Circular Economy Living Lab

In 2020-2021, Research England funded the co-production of plans for the living lab, with a view to develop and pilot circular economy ideas and to support knowledge exchange and collaboration critical to innovation across Yorkshire.