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. This can be achieved by developing new polymers, processes, designs, recycling regimes, value added recyclate or bio-alternatives.
If you are a business, you can carry out the project on your own or you can collaborate with others. A business or research and technology organisation (RTO) must lead the project.
Project’s total costs should be between £50,000 and £1 million. Projects must start by 1 December 2018 and end by 31 December 2020 and last between 3 months and 24 months.
The competition is open and will close on Wednesday 8 August 2018 at 12pm.
To find out more and to apply, please click here.