UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £16 million for bold and ambitious demonstrator projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £16 million
Opens: 6th May 2021
Closes: 14th Jul 2021
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £16 million from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge.
The aim of this competition is to support business-led projects that demonstrate innovation at commercial scale to address problems in relation to plastic packaging for consumer products.
Your project must take a holistic approach, including the likely environmental impacts to:
Your project must demonstrate an idea at commercial scale which:
You must quantify the benefits of the new approach compared to the system your project intends to replace or improve.
You must explain how you are innovating to address one or more of the UK Plastics Pact targets. The benefits of the new approach must be quantified in terms of the Pact targets. Any environmental impacts must be described and justified.
Innovate UK are particularly interested in projects which address the UK Plastic Pact targets by demonstrating at scale:
Innovate UK are not funding projects that
Your project must:
Because we are looking to encourage large scale projects, there is no maximum limit for your total eligible project costs
To lead a project your organisation must:
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
The lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
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 have allocated up to £16 million to fund innovation projects in this competition.
Innovate UK will award grants between £1 million and £12 million, there is no maximum limit for your total eligible project costs.
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.
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
Applications can include the purchase of capital equipment as an eligible project cost for large-scale commercial demonstration projects.
Your total grant funding for capital equipment costs must not exceed