Encouraging innovative solutions to the environmental crisis of plastic pollution | Workshop

Encouraging innovative solutions to the environmental crisis of plastic pollution | Workshop

Did you know, everyday approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into the worlds oceans?

(Information taken from Surfers Against Sewage)


This is why it’s so important to encourage innovative solutions to the environmental crisis of plastic pollution.

Join the Black Country Growth Hub at this free Ocean Plastic Solutions seminar and lunch event to find out about a generous new funding call for tackling plastic pollution, and to network with potential collaborators, on Wednesday 30th January in West Bromwich.

The UK Circular Plastics Network is pleased to support this event and Sally Beken of the KTN (and lead for the UK Circular Plastics Network) will be explaining how to apply for the funding and giving further insight into the current government activities in plastic focused programmes.

Up to £1 million of grant funding and £1 million of private investment is available to support business-led innovation. This is to develop solutions that tackle the environmental crisis of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

The competition is open to single UK small (with fewer than 50 employees) and micro companies who are looking for grant funding and who want to establish an equity relationship with Sky Ocean Ventures.


If you’re interested in attending, please register via eventbrite:

Ocean plastic solutions – consortium building workshop


The Ocean Plastic Investment Accelerator competition can provide up to 100% funding through a grant and private investment from Sky Ocean Ventures for early stage projects led by UK companies. The grant funding is provided by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. For innovations that are closer to market, the grant element reduces slightly. You can read all the details on the competition page (make sure you read all of the tabs).

Alternatively you can contact our team to find out more information


In 1950, the world’s population of 2.5 billion produced 1.5 million tons of plastic; in 2016, a global population of more than 7 billion people produced over 320 million tons of plastic. This is set to double by 2034.

(Information taken from Surfers Against Sewage)

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