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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

Made Smarter Innovation: Sustainable Smart Factory

UK registered businesses and organisations can apply for a share of up to £20m for digital innovation projects that will improve the resource efficiency and energy efficiency of manufacturing processes in factories.

Opens: 01/11/2021 Closes: 26/01/2022

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2022

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: 17/01/2022 Closes: 13/04/2022

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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

10.12.2021

Global Research & Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) 2022

Global Research & Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) is back for 2022, organised by the UK Circular Plastics Network & Innovate UK KTN. Registration is open for delegates and exhibitors.

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19.11.2021

Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community: KTN and Innovate UK Comment on Net Zero Manufacturing for Pharmaceuticals

KTN and Innovate UK take a look at what Net Zero means for the medicines manufacturing community.

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