HICCER - Hariterde International Council of Circular Economy Research is an independent non-govt non-profit research and development council established under Section 8 Companies Act, 2013 in India by two young transdisciplinary energy and sustainability engineers and governed by committee of members from across the world for accelerating the transition to a circular economy locally and globally.
HICCER is the first research and development council founded, to formulate guidelines for and grant Accreditation To Offer Circular Economy Consultancy, Education, Research, and Programs (ATOCE-C, E, R, P), to initiate and execute Mission Circular India program for accelerating circular economy transition in India, to support institutions and industry to establish Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Circularity and Resiliency, and to initiate and establish IICER - Indian Institute of Circular Economy Research to promote circular economy-centric education and research driven by circular business models for building circular, sustainable, and resilient critical infrastructure sectors (CISs).
ATOCE is an accreditation program launched by HICCER and given officially recognizing an organization or individual being qualified to perform circular economy consultancy, education, and research related activities. ATOCE follows a rigorous assessment and involves multiple steps.
ATOCE accreditation is of four types:
Mission Circular India (MCI) is an ambitious project of HICCER lead by a group of Indian origin individual researchers working in different countries and establishment of Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Circularity and Resiliency at various institutions and industries is a part of MCI.
This project was officially announced by HICCER's on 15th August 2022 (on the eve of India’s 75th Independence Day).
Mission Circular India project aims to explore circular innovation opportunities and policies. Based on these, we will be developing innovative frameworks that support change while restoring India's natural systems and removing waste from her economy.
The modern interconnected world is effectively run by critical infrastructure sectors (CISs), and they are efficient in terms of productivity. However, the intricately interwoven nature makes CISs vulnerable to disruptions. On the other side, climate change impacts caused for various reasons can trigger black swan events with significant cascading social, economic, and environmental implications that threaten our society as we know it.
Since the CISs are essential and complex systems, the raised issues cannot be solved with traditional knowledge. HICCER strongly believes that circular economy-centric education is the only solution as it adopts nexus and circular thinking and systems innovation to generate new knowledge; that is where the IICER-Indian Institute of Circular Economy Research comes into the picture.
To have an equitable world with circular centric living and knowledge that delineates the interplay of sustainability and resilience in various critical infrastructures across spatial and temporal scales.
Circular economy-centric services driven by circular business models.
Circularity in line with sustainability and resiliency and to support capacity building and skill development.
Teaching conventional educational courses through the lens of circular economy and circular economy business models.
Circular innovation opportunities and systems thinking in critical infrastructure sectors.
Cross-sector collaboration for accelerating the scale-up of circularity and driving the circular transition in line with sustainability and resiliency.
Co-creating innovative circular solutions by working in collaboration with industries (manufacturing, MNCs, SMEs) and their supply-chains
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