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Opening on the 13th January 2020, this funding competition will see Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, invest up to £1 million from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme for early-stage projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging.
Your project must aim to:
Innovate UK have allocated up to £1 million to fund innovation projects in this competition.
Organisations that are primarily engaged in commercial or economic activity (known as selective advantage) as part of the project must ensure their request for funding does not exceed the limits defined below. This includes organisations that typically act non-economically but for the purpose of this project will be undertaking commercial or economic activity.
Projects can be either feasibility studies or industrial research. The project’s overall grant cannot exceed 40% of the total eligible project costs. Of that 40%, the maximum percentage an individual business partner can receive in a collaborative project is dependent on the size of organisation as follows:
The research organisations in your consortium can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation, this maximum is shared between them.
Projects must start by August 2020 and end by September 2021. They can last up to 12 months.
If your project’s total eligible costs or duration fall outside of our eligibility criteria, you must provide justification by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 days before the competition closes. We will decide whether to approve your request.
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
Your proposal must focus on plastic packaging as the primary application but also include one or more of the following 4 innovation themes.
Materials innovation, for example:
Design innovation, for example:
Technology and process innovation, for example:
Business model innovation, for example:
For more information on this grant, please visit: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/530/overview
Alternatively, contact us if you'd like to know whether your project would likely qualify for this grant.