ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging - Competition Open

Posted on Posted on 10 Dec 2019

Full competition scope announced for ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge.

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) challenge details have been announced with its first two competitions opening on Monday 9th December. These competitions are for feasibility studies and demonstrator projects (round 1).

As part of the Clean Growth Grand Challenge within the Government’s Industrial Strategy, a £60m Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge was announced in Summer 2019 which is expected to be matched by funding of up to £149 million from industry. For these competitions Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £36 million from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme to demonstrate solutions that create a more circular economy for plastic packaging.

The challenge will deliver strategic leadership and a co-ordinated programme of research and innovation for the design, production, supply, recovery and recycling of plastic packaging across the entire value chain.

Both competitions opened on Monday 9th December and close on Wednesday 19th February 2020.

 

ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: feasibility studies for demonstrators

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £700,000 to develop proposals for practical demonstrator projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging.

Innovate UK are funding feasibility studies for demonstrators, which will create a proposal to enter into a later, invitation-only demonstrator projects competition. This competition is to help applicants develop proposals for later rounds under this programme.

Your project must aim to:

  • help make the plastics packaging supply chain more circular
  • deliver the targets of the UK Plastics Pact
  • improve on current state-of-the-art plastic packaging, while still demonstrating practical and close-to-market solutions

Projects are welcomed across the following areas: materials; design; technology or process; business model or behaviour change. Your project must showcase close-to-market solutions that go beyond the current state-of-the-art and deliver a more circular economy for plastic packaging.

Read more about the feasibility studies SSPP competition

ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: demonstrator projects, round 1

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £12 million for practical demonstrator projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging. This competition aims to invest in up to 3 practical demonstrators. These are for projects that are ready to start work.

Your project must aim to:

  • help make the plastics packaging supply chain more circular
  • deliver the targets of the UK Plastics Pact
  • improve on current state-of-the-art plastic packaging, while still demonstrating practical and close-to-market solutions

Projects are welcomed across the following areas: materials; design; technology or process; business model or behaviour change. Your project must showcase close-to-market solutions that go beyond the current state-of-the-art and deliver a more circular economy for plastic packaging.

Read more about the Demonstrator Projects SSPP competition

 

UKCPN, the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK hosted a briefing event on 2nd December on the SSPP Challenge. You can watch a recording of the event below:

 

Become
a Member
of UKCPN


Sign up for free to receive news, event alerts & funding opportunities.
Click here to sign up to UKCPN