Join this workshop to find out more about the upcoming Liquid Food & Beverages in Refillable Packaging funding competition from Innovate UK’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £1.5 million
Opens: 18th Sep 2023
Closes: 30th Oct 2023
UKRI-Innovate UK’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge is planning to run a competition to fund projects that demonstrate the viability of retailing liquid products in refillable packaging at scale. Due to open on Monday 18 September and run for 6 weeks, the new SSPP competition will provide grants of between £0.5m and £1.5m for projects that can demonstrate, at scale, a system enabling high volume/fast moving liquid products (including milk, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and sauces) to be purchased in refillable packaging – either already pre-filled or refilled in store.
Projects must start by 01 April 2024 and should end by 31 March 2025. In addition, projects must include at least one large retail chain and/or brand-owner as project lead or grant-funded partner, and the in-store pilot must include a minimum of 5 stores (although bids featuring more extensive pilots are actively encouraged) and include a pilot period of at least 6 months.
SSPP and Innovate UK KTN will be holding a free-to-attend workshop to introduce the competition to potential bidders for large scale projects on 12 September in Birmingham. Places are limited, so interested parties should register as soon as possible.
A formal online Competition Briefing will also be organised by Innovate UK KTN and registration details will be available on Innovate UK’s Innovation Funding Service website once the competition launches.
This event is for anyone who has skills, capabilities or experience that they believe could be utilised in the supply chain for reuse/refill at large scale liquid product sales, and believe they could be part of a successful project to deliver milk, beverages, or other liquids in the FMCG sector.
Register for the workshop here
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.