Sustainable plastics research trends: New solutions to the plastic crisis from a mobilised academia-industry ecosystem

This white paper aims to provide a birds-eye view of our campaign that aimed to bring the academia-industry community together to generate new solutions to the global plastics crisis. It also aims to encapsulate whether any data insights corroborate the points made by the panellists during our Virtual Series through a data-led approach, focussing on metrics around industry engagement (technology views and interactions), technology categories and primary applications, and geographical data. 




This white paper includes:

  • Top sustainable plastic innovations trending with industry
  • Best practices around establishing and maintaining university-industry collaborations around sustainability
  • A geographical overview of the universities and companies that engaged the most

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About the authors

Jake Mitchell

Jake is the Digital Marketing Executive here at IN-PART having joined the team in April, 2021. He studied English Language and Linguistics at University of Sheffield in 2018, and after a stint living in New Zealand, Jake has returned to the ‘Steel City’ once more. 


About IN-PART:

We believe brilliant connections can solve real-world problems. We match research pioneers from academia with decision-makers in industry sectors striving for a greater positive impact.

Our goal is to enable connections from around the world to match academic research with industry on a level playing field. Through our intelligent, matchmaking platform we showcase leading university innovations and connect academics with an international community of decision-makers in industry, creating meaningful dialogue and partnership.

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