The Global Business Innovation Programme Sustainable Plastic – India is open for applications until 7th July 2024.

 India is an important market for Innovate UK, with regular ongoing bilateral R&D, incubator, and innovation activities, all part of building a long-term relationship enabling UK businesses to connect with partners and collaborators to help them grow and scale. This programme with India provides businesses an opportunity to showcase many of the innovative technologies that the UK is leading, including through Innovate UK and its Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge (SSPP) in the field of circular plastics.

Please find attached a flyer, social media toolkit and image for your information. I would be grateful if you could circulate the information to any relevant companies and local stakeholders. 

Applicant Briefing 11 June 2024 

Closing date for applications 

07 July 2024 

Pre-visit briefing(s) 

23 July & 03 Sep 2024 

Innovation visit 

23 – 27 Sep 2024 

Post-visit workshop 

21 Jan 2025 


  • Applicant Briefing 11 June REGISTER HERE 
  • Online Flyer LINK 
  • Online Application Form LINK



 This initiative is focused on the sustainable plastic sector, and we invite applications from a wide range of innovative companies, that are focused on solutions in the following areas:

  • Chemical and dissolution recycling technologies (particularly where films, flexibles, and Multi Layered Plastic (MLP) are concerned)
  • Transitioning from problematic plastic (particularly MLP) to more easily recycled plastic substances.
  • Reuse and refill
  • Data capture and management, to aid decision making and EPR regulation compliance.
  • Mechanical sorting and recycling innovative technologies
  • Creating additional value within the plastic recycling sector and considering end markets, such as recycled plastic back into food grade packaging.


 India has a vibrant innovation ecosystem, an ambitious vision, and a need to meet the rapidly growing demands of the population. In 2019 India’s plastic recycling rate stood at just 8%. The country generates nearly 26,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day. To tackle this growing problem India has ambitious targets to reach by 2030, which include: 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable; 50% of plastic packaging to be effectively recycled; 25% average recycled content across all plastic packaging.

 To ensure that the target is reached the Government of India is spearheading policies on plastic waste management via the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Guidelines. Businesses are required to comply with EPR regulations which will open new opportunities for UK businesses to engage with the Indian market on technology transfer and R&D including software development. EPR guidelines are also supported by voluntary business agreements such as the India Plastics Pact




 This is a three-stage programme: Preparing for the market with pre-visit briefings, an immersive market visit and a period of support following the visit to fully exploit the opportunities gained during the time in-country.  

Many thanks in advance for your support. If you require any additional information, please contact Trevor Marshall and Divia Patel-Smith


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