Events

Events

Exclusively for members of UKCPN, KTN’s Access to Funding and Finance Team and UKCPN, are running an Investment Readiness Programme for companies working in the field of plastics circular economy. Pitchfest, taking place from 28th March to 1st May 2019, is  a pitching competition presenting a unique opportunity to raise the profile of the plastics circular economy in front of a national audience of investors.
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The Plastics Recycling Show Europe was launched by Crain and Plastics Recyclers Europe as the first dedicated exhibition for plastics recycling in mainland Europe. The free to attend conference and exhibition has firmly established itself as the focal point of plastics recycling in Europe. The biggest names in recycled materials, recycling machinery and services will be on display, showing the latest innovation from this exciting industry.
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Plastpol is one of the largest exhibitions in Poland and Eastern Europe dedicated to the plastics industry and attracts almost all the leading companies operating in plastics processing. It features all areas of plastics processing beginning with the first stages of plastic production and finishing with its disposal and recycling. Among the exhibits are, first and foremost, plastics processing machines, moulds and tools used in the plastics industry as well as a wide variety of plastics, components, recycling technologies and IT systems applied in plastics processing. Technologies and final products are also exhibited by companies specializing in packaging systems. Plastpol is the best place for presenting products, meeting prospective customers and concluding new contracts.
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Plastics, Design and Moulding (PDM) showcases the latest innovations in plastics manufacturing and recycling. PDM 2019 is the first edition of the show to be organised by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) in collaboration with Crain Communications. This unmissable event is taking place at the epicenter of the Northern manufacturing Powerhouse: Manchester.
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SCI and RSC are organising a conference on challenges and opportunities in plastics on 19th June 2019 in London.  This conference, organised by SCI’s Environment, Health, Safety and Food Groupand RSC’s Environmental ChemistryToxicology and Food Chemistry Groups brings together key sectors with the aim of focussing on assessing challenges and opportunities for researchers, industry and government. There will be a thematic link between the uses of plastics, their replacement with other materials, where it is advantageous, the toxicological hazards and benefits of plastic use and the post-use challenges and opportunities.
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UKCPN will be exhibiting at MRE 2020. MRE 2020 is taking place on 18th – 20th February 2020 at the Business Design Centre in London. The event will provide a platform to develop the commercial success of UK-generated materials innovation by showcasing ground-breaking new materials and their manufacturing processes to industry with the goal of accelerating bringing these to a commercialisation stage. MRE 2020, organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK, will demonstrate how the UK is a global hub of excellence in materials research, as well as how materials is an area which will continue to propel the nation’s economy to future success.
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UK Landscape
Sector Maps

The UK Landscape Sector Maps are designed to provide a visual dynamic representation of the UK sector innovation landscape and allow users to easily and quickly source data within an otherwise complex and confusing eco-system. UK Circular Plastics Network are currently developing a UK Plastics landscape map.
Join UKCPN to add your organisation to the forthcoming map