Circular Plastic Economy Innovation

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The Circular Plastic Innovation Hub (CPIEHub) is funded by the British Council and implemented under the Innovation for African Universities (IAU) project.

The CPEIHub seeks to partner with major industry stakeholders and experts to foster the culture of innovation in the plastic economy sector among students, entrepreneurs, and researchers in Nigeria. The hub will be set up across various campuses in Nigeria and will serve as a center for research, collaboration, and incubation aimed at accelerating transitions to a circular plastic economy and innovation by students and entrepreneurs in the circular plastic economy sector


  • To investigate how universities can drive a thriving ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in the circular plastic economy (waste to wealth)


  • Identify and map out relevant stakeholders, institutions and enabling conditions for a thriving circular plastic economy ecosystem
  • Understand the skills and environment needed in universities to foster innovation and entrepreneurship for the circular plastic economy
  • Develop suitable capacity building and collaboration models for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the circular plastic economy


  • Universities
  • University Students - particularly research students (MSc/PhD) and/or students studying environmental management or any related course of study
  • Community residents
  • Government organizations
  • Waste management companies
  • Private organizations with waste management/recycling challenges

Funded by the British Council's Innovation for African Universities Project


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