Book 1-2-1 funding advice sessions with UKCPN at Packaging Innovations on 26th – 27th February at the NEC in Birmingham.

Delegates at Packaging Innovations  can book a 1-2-1 funding advice session with innovative experts from UK Research and Innovation, the Knowledge Transfer Network and the UK Circular Plastics Network. Advice will be centred around the latest government funding available including apply for the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging funding competition which is now open.

 

The clinics are to be held in ‚Äòadvice booths‚Äô located on the UK Circular Plastics Network stand ‚Ä쬆stand K31. Bookable sessions will be available as below, once they’re gone they’re gone! So do come to our stand (K31) during the event and book yours in via our digital display boards.

 

Paul Davidson (Innovate UK)

Challenge Director – Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging

I can help with “Information and an overview of what the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge fund is aiming to achieve”

Wed 26th Feb: 16:00-17.00

 

Brian McCarthy (KTN)

Knowledge Transfer Manager – Advanced Materials for Functional Systems

I can help with: “Guidance and advice about the application process for the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging funding challenge as well as other funding which might be applicable to your innovation. I can also advise about packaging markets or can connect you with potential academic or industrial partners.”

Wed 26th Feb: 12:00-14:00, Thursday 27th 12:00-14:00

 

Sara Banning (Innovate UK)

Innovation Lead

I can help with: “Advice about the application process for the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging funding challenge, particularly the Enabling Research academic call for proposals, as well as other funding which might be applicable to your innovation. I can also advise about collaboration activities for academic projects and connect you with potential partners.”

Wed 26th Feb: 12:00-14:00

 

Veronica Sanchez-Romaguera (KTN)

Knowledge Transfer Manager – Circularity and Smart Functional Materials

I can help with: “Advice about the application process for the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging funding challenge as well as other funding which might be applicable to your innovation. I can also advise about markets or can connect you with potential partners from both academia and industry.”

Wed 26th Feb: 16:00-17.00 Thursday 27th: 10:00 -12:00

 

Dr Sally Beken (Innovate UK and KTN)

UK Circular Plastics Network Programme Manager

I can help with: “Advice on any project with a polymers, plastics or elastomers focus, I can give you advice about the application process for the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging funding challenge as well as other funding opportunities which might be applicable to your innovation. I can also advise about technical aspects of your project or can connect you with potential partners”

Wed 26th Feb: 14:00-16:00, Thursday 27th: 12:00-14:00

 

Nick Cliffe (Innovate UK)

Deputy Challenge Director – Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging

I can help with: “Enquiries about UKRI funding mechanisms available for your research and innovation projects and also advise whether your project ideas are in-scope for the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge programme”

Thursday 27th: 10:00 -12:00

 

Neil Morgan (Innovate UK)

Innovation Lead – Manufacturing and Materials

I can help with “Advice about the application process for the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging funding challenge as well as other Innovate UK opportunities which might be applicable to your innovation.”

Wed 26th Feb: 14:00-16:00

 

The above individuals will also be available on the UK Circular Plastics Network stand at various times throughout the show for more informal networking, and they will be joined by Chris Henwood – Programme Manager – Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (Innovate UK), Shamayl Dogar – Project Manager – Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (Innovate UK) and Chris Gill – Marketing Manager – UK Circular Plastics Network (KTN).

 

All our innovation experts will have their availability advertised on a digital screen on the stand itself, so swing by and say hi!

 

About Packaging Innovations 2020 & Ecopack

With 5 shows in one and over 300 of the industry’s leading suppliers, visiting is a time-efficient way to meet multiple suppliers! Through our free-to-attend seminars, visitors will hear from the industry’s leaders, innovators and policy influencers.  Add this to the host of networking events and areas, and it all adds up to an unmissable event for the packaging industry.

 

Taking place at the Birmingham NEC on 26th – 27th February 2020, the 2-day event showcases the whole packaging supply chain under one roof, through a series of co-located events that consists of: Packaging Innovations, Ecopack, Contract Pack & Fulfilment, Empack, Label & Print and Industrial Pack. We give visitors a unique opportunity to see, touch and experience the packaging solutions of tomorrow!

 

For 2020 you’ll find a strong focus on sustainability from the suppliers to the seminars, with over 300 exhibitors and an extensive range of Q&As, panel discussions, case studies and debates. You’ll hear from the packaging experts at the biggest brands and agencies.

 

Ecopack is a dedicated part of the show which looks at the future of sustainable solutions for packaging. Visitors to Ecopack can expect to see, touch and experience the green solutions of tomorrow as well as hearing from inspirational thought leaders on the subject of sustainability.

UK Circular Plastics Network have a stand (K31) within the Ecopack area of the show on which we will have experts you can seek advice from about your innovation (ask us about funding, partners, markets, how to engage with a circular supply chain and more).

 

Register to attend here!

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