UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million for R&D projects with the potential to significantly impact the 2025 UK Plastic Pact targets. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £7 million
Opens: 18th May 2021
Closes: 8th Sep 2021
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £7 million from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme in innovation projects.
These projects must have the potential to significantly impact the 2025 UK Plastics Pact targets in the long term, and address widely known problems related to plastic packaging for consumer products.
Your proposal must:
This competition will fund ambitious R&D projects with the potential to significantly impact the 2025 UK Plastic Pact targets and address widely known problems related to plastic packaging for consumer products.
Your project must primarily address one or more of the UK Plastics Pact targets.
The benefits of your new approach must be quantified in terms of the Pact targets and by comparison to the current system or dominant solutions.
Any environmental impacts must be described and justified.
Innovate UK want to fund a portfolio of projects, addressing the four UK Plastics Pact targets, across a variety of technologies and markets.
This competition is funded by the ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Fund (SSPP), the Challenge Director reserves the right to make the final decision on whether a project will receive funding.
Your project can focus on one or more of the following:
This list is not intended to be exhaustive; we are particularly interested in ambitious projects.
Your project must:
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
You can use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
Innovate UK will not award you funding if you have:
Innovate UK are not funding projects which:
Innovate UK have allocated up to £7 million to fund innovation projects in this competition. The competition will award grants from £200,000 to £4 million per project.
If your organisation’s work on the project is mostly commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically.
This competition awards funding up to the grant limit.
To ensure the granted limit is not exceeded by your application, you may need to reduce the amount you request to below the usual limits.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of: