SSPP Challenge 2021 Funding Competitions

Join this webinar to find out about the current and upcoming funding from the SSPP Challenge, the themes and types of projects we want to fund and advice on guidance on how to prepare the best application for your project.

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14.00 - 15.30



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In early 2021 the SSPP challenge will offer up to £25M of funding to support research, development and demonstration projects that will make the UK Plastic Packaging Supply Chain more circular and help deliver the targets of the UK Plastics Pact.

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In this webinar Challenge Director Paul Davidson will outline the aims of SSPP and provide the details of the upcoming funding competitions, including the specific themes the Challenge is particularly looking to fund. There will also be an overview of the projects offered funding in 2020 by the Challenge and a detailed breakdown of the criteria used by the SSPP Challenge Funding to judge projects.

The KTN will also explain how they can support projects and improve their chances of success.


Paul Davidson, Challenge Director, UKRI

  • Overview of Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) programme
  • Competitions for 2021
    o   Future Packaging Packaging Solutions – open now
    o   Business led R&D
    o   Demonstration projects
  • Specific Themes for above & what to do about them

Nick Cliffe, Deputy Challenge Director, UKRI

  • Review of what’s funded to date
    o   Feasibility and Industry research and Feasibility for Demonstrators
    o   Demonstrator projects
    o   Enabling Research
  • Applying for SSPP Competitions
    o   What we mean by Scope, Eligibility & Quality
    o   Q3 and Q4

Richard Cooper , Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTN

  • How the KTN can help you apply into FPPS, BLR&D and D2

Q&A  – moderated by KTN

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