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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

ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Demonstrators - expression of interest

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £16 million for bold and ambitious demonstrator projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging.

Opens: 10/02/2021 Closes: 24/03/2021

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Expression of interest: transforming UK food systems for health and environment

Apply for funding to support interdisciplinary research into interventions that will transform the UK food system. Businesses, civil society and government (local, devolved or national) are all strongly encouraged to collaborate and co-design proposals.

Opens: 02/02/2021 Closes: 22/04/2021

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Recorded: 9th February

ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging: Demonstrator Projects, Round 2 Competition briefing

This briefing event will provide details on the scope and eligibility requirements for the upcoming UKRI competition - ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging: Demonstrator Projects Round 2, Expression of Interest.

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