The aim of this competition is to address widely known problems in relation to plastic packaging for consumer products. Your proposal must include significant industry investment.
This is stage 1 of a 2-stage competition. The stages are:
Innovate UK expects to invest in up to 3 practical demonstrators at the full stage competition.
Your project must:
To lead a project your organisation must:
When a business leads on an application it can collaborate in a further 2 applications.
If a business is not leading any application, it can collaborate in up to 3 applications
Your project must demonstrate 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.
Innovate UK are particularly interested in projects which address the UK Plastic Pact targets by demonstrating at scale:
Funding is for experimental development (demonstrator) projects only.