Global Research & Innovation in Plastics Sustainability 2021

Hosted by the UK Circular Plastics Network, organised by KTN and supported by Innovate UK, EPSRC and UKRI, the conference covers the full spectrum of plastics & sustainability research and innovation from both academic and business sectors.

The latest initiatives and developments covered by the conference programme will range from plastics in packaging, FMCG, healthcare and other industries to funding opportunities and funded projects and Women in Plastics.

Ahead of this event Jason Teng, partner and patent attorney at Potter Clarkson, comments:

As the environmental clock ticks, there is a growing awareness about the need to address issues surrounding plastics and sustainability before it’s too late. Where there is a problem to be solved, there will be opportunities for innovators. In the coming months and years, I expect to see breakthrough innovations across various commercial industries, be it in the improvement of existing technologies or the creation of new plastics materials and sustainable processes. To ensure just rewards for innovations, it is vital that innovators align their commercialisation plans with suitable IP strategies.”

Potter Clarkson is sponsoring the pitching session ‘Start-up Initiatives to Reduce Plastic Waste’ at 12:30pm on Day 1 of the conference. The session will showcase entrepreneurs & start-ups that are undertaking disruptive innovation with plastic-related products & processes. Jason will be sharing his insight on what start-ups need to consider when seeking investment, including how to build an IP Blueprint for Growth to attract and secure funding.

Jason and Alice Mortiboy will be available throughout the conference to discuss any IP-related queries, including ways of identifying and securing IP rights and best practices for dealing with confidential information and trade secrets. You can arrange meetings with them through our digital exhibitor profile and the online attendee networking platform.

Register for the event here.

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021 – Thursday 18 March 2021