SSPP Future Plastic Packaging Solutions Competition – Round 2

Closing Date: 09/11/2022

UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply grants for early-stage and mid-stage projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging.

This competition is administered by Innovate UK (IUK); the UK’s innovation agency. IUK works with people, companies and partner organisations to de-risk, enable and support innovation, and promote UK economic growth. IUK is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) – a non-departmental public body, funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government through the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This competition is funded by the ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Fund (SSPP).

The aim of the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Solutions Competition is to establish the UK as a leading innovator in smart and sustainable plastic packaging for consumer products. Its goals are to deliver cleaner growth across the supply chain, with a dramatic reduction in plastic waste entering the environment by 2025.

Projects must aim to:

  • Help make the plastics packaging supply chain more circular.
  • Deliver the objectives of the UK Plastics Pact, creating a circular economy for plastics, keeping them in the economy and out of the natural environment.
  • Embed life cycle thinking and end of life in packaging design and decisions.

The competition will fund support feasibility studies, industrial research and experimental development, that addresses widely known problems in relation to plastic packaging for consumer products.

Funding body Innovate UK (IUK)
Maximum value £175,000
Reference ID S24266
Category Engineering and Physical Sciences
Natural Environment
Fund or call Fund