UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £4 million to develop new solutions to reduce persistent plastics entering our environment.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £4 million
Opens: 18th Jun 2018
Closes: 8th Aug 2018
Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £4 million in innovation projects to reduce the harm that plastics do to our environment and increase productivity and growth of the UK economy.
The aim of this competition is to support innovative activities that result in less persistent plastic waste in our environment, with the potential to deliver circular economy approaches to plastic use (including for polymer-based textiles and elastomers). For example, this could include:
Projects should describe how they aim to reduce plastic waste going to landfill or the wider environment.
Projects related to compostable or biodegradable approaches are in scope.
You should clearly describe where revenue generation and growth will occur in the UK as a result of the innovation and its exploitation.
The benefits of the new approach should be quantified as far as possible, and any assumptions regarding market size and environmental impacts described and justified.
Projects must start by 1 December 2018 and end by 31 December 2020 and last between 3 months and 24 months.
Innovate UK are looking to fund a portfolio of projects which may include feasibility studies, industrial research projects or experimental development projects.
To be eligible for funding you must:
All projects must involve an SME.