ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Competition Briefing - 16th January 2020

Posted on: 24/12/2019

KTN, alongside Innovate UK and UKCPN, will be hosting a briefing event on the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging competition in Manchester.

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge Competition Briefing event – Feasibility Studies & Enabling Research - registration is now open!


The purpose of this event is to provide information to enable businesses to decide if the Smart Sustainable Plastics Packaging Challenge Feasibility Studies competition is appropriate for them. We will also recap the currently open Demonstrator Round 1 and Feasibility Studies for Demonstrators SSPP Competitions so attendees can decide which is most suitable for them.


Innovate UK (UKRI) and the Knowledge Transfer Network are hosting a briefing event for third competition of the Smart Sustainable Plastics Packaging Challenge:

  • Feasibility¬†Studies


The competition is due to open for applications on 13th January, more details will be published on the competitions page shortly.


As part of the Clean Growth Grand Challenge within the Government’s Industrial Strategy, a £60m Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge was announced in Summer 2019 which is expected to be matched by funding of up to £149 million from industry.


The challenge will deliver strategic leadership and a co-ordinated programme of research and innovation for the design, production, supply, recovery and recycling of plastic packaging across the entire value chain.


The Opportunity:

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1 million from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme to fund feasibility projects for solutions to create a more circular economy for plastic packaging. Projects must show how they will deliver a more circular plastics packaging supply chain and deliver the targets of the UK Plastics Pact.


Projects are welcome that trial smart and sustainable packaging innovation across 4 themes:

Technology or process
– Business model or behaviour change


This Briefing Event will provide:

• an opportunity to hear about the scope of the competition in more detail from the competition team
• opportunities to network and develop ideas and partnerships for the competition
• an opportunity to meet and explore ideas with UKRI and wider stakeholders


Click here to find out more about this event and to register.

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