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Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging

The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging activity at KTN is proactively driving engagement and collaboration as part of the core programme of the UKRI ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge (SSPP).

KTN deliver benefit by:

  • Developing a comprehensive network of contacts and partnerships to support a successful deployment of SSPP with existing UK and international networks in plastics recycling to the mutual benefit of all parties.
  • Promote excellence in the UK’s innovative packaging systems by delivering conferences and showcasing SSPP impact on the circularity of plastics in the UK.
  • Stimulate collaborations for high quality projects into the challenge competitions.
  • Demonstrate the value of the funded SSPP projects, incorporating sector-leading case studies which will broaden the impact and commercialisation of the output from the SSPP projects.
  • Showcase the academic research funded from the SSPP funds led by NERC.
  • Increase the profile and visibility for SSPP through digital media. Have a ‘go-to’ web presence through UKCPN.

Our Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Expert

Sally Beken

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Funding Opportunities

KTN-iX challenge: Upcycling Protective Plastics from Offshore Wind Farms

The Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside Ørsted to help them reach out to potential innovators that might have solutions involving the upcycling of Transition Piece (TP) covers. The TP cover is a robust, watertight cover that protects the internal working space during the construction phase of an offshore wind turbine.

Opens: 12/07/2021 Closes: 15/10/2021

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Opens: 07/10/2021 Closes: 05/01/2022

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Recorded: 23rd July

ISCF SSPP Business Led R&D Collaboration Building Workshop – Considerations for end-of-life compostable packaging

This workshop will be used to enable collaborations to be built in this specific topic area through presentations and breakout out rooms for the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge.

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News

24.09.2021

UKCPN in Conversation with Paul Davidson, Challenge Director for the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge

As part of our new “UKCPN in Conversation with…” series, we are delighted to bring you an informal chat between UKCPN Programme Lead, Sally Beken, and Paul Davidson (Challenge Director for the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge at UKRI).

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24.09.2021

Global Research & Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) 2022: Call for Abstracts

Following on from the hugely successful GRIPS 2021, our call for papers is now open (closing 3rd Dec 2021), and we are specifically looking for abstracts (from academia or industry) that focus on innovations in plastics leading to enhanced sustainability of plastics and polymers leading to or having less impact on the environment.

 

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