Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Business-led R&D Briefing Event

Posted on Posted on 18 May 2021

This competition is due to open week commencing 17th May with a briefing event to be held on 7th June 2021.

The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Business-led R&D Competition is an £8m fund looking for bold, ambitious projects that address problems related to plastic packaging for consumer products. It’s open to collaborations and businesses working alone. The competition is due to open on the week commencing 17th May 2021.



Join us on 7th June 2021 from 14:00 – 16:00 for the briefing event for this competition. The event is hosted by KTN and the UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN).


The event will set out the scope of the competition and how to apply, ahead of the competition’s launch. Hear from speakers from KTN & UKCPN, Innovate UK and WRAP, who will run through the background of the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge, the Plastic Pact targets and more. There will also be an opportunity to put questions to the team.



14:00 – Introduction | KTN

14:15 – SSPP background | IUK

14:30 – Plastic pact targets | WRAP

14:45 – Competition scope | IUK

15:00 – Break

15:10 – How to apply into the call | IUK Comps team

15:25 – Key messages | IUK SSPP team

15:40 – Q&A session

15:55 – Promotion of collaboration events

16:00 – Close of last briefing event


Register here


About the SSPP Business-led R&D Competition:

The Business-led R&D competition complements the SSPP Demonstrator Projects Round 2 competition but with some differences. If you meet the following criteria, then the SSPP Business-led R&D competition might be for you:

  • your idea is not yet ready to fully scale up
  • you still have work to do to explore the concept or technology and quantify its potential to a greater extent prior to large-scale commercial demonstration
  • your idea can still meet the criteria listed below and meaningfully deliver against the UK Plastics Pact targets in the fullness of time


The competition forms part of the ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge, which will develop a new generation of advanced and sustainable plastic packaging to reduce single-use plastics, increase recyclability and the amount of plastic packaging that is recycled and ultimately reduce the amount of plastic waste entering the environment.

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