Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) 2021

16–18 March 2021

Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) is a conference, exhibition and showcase that will be held online. It is hosted by the UK Circular Plastics Network, organised by KTN and supported by Innovate UK, EPSRC and UKRI. Its aim is to bring together companies and individuals to highlight the best of the UK and selected international activities which will lead to plastics and persistent polymers being less likely to reach landfills, end up incinerated, or become fugitive in the environment.

Research and innovation from both the academic and industrial community will be showcased. The event will provide a platform to help develop commercial success of these developments and build links within the polymer/plastics supply chain to strengthen the offer to UK and wider international actors in application sectors such as plastic packaging/FMCG, construction, agriculture, textiles, healthcare, etc. *including tyres, synthetic textiles and bio-based or compostable polymers.

More information on call for abstracts.

IOM3 Exhibition Stand

IOM3 will be exhibibiting at the event, come and meet our friendly membership team to discuss what IOM3 can offer you. Book an appointment with Sarah Boad at [email protected]

IOM3 Polymer Group Award – for innovations in plastics sustainability 

Present your poster at this year’s GRIPS conference, cosponsored by IOM3. Entrants should prepare a single PowerPoint slide which summarises their innovation and its impacts on future use and disposal of plastics. 

The winner will receive £100 plus a virtual registration to PVC 2021 (value £800+ VAT). More information on how to submit an entry at