A partnership to shape a better world

Better World Collective, powered by Plus X welcomes KTN’s wealth of experience of connecting innovative ideas, responding to ever-changing societal, environmental and economic challenges, in a partnership complimenting the mission of Better World Collective to support corporates and sustainable materials innovators in open collaboration programmes.  

Long time champions of innovation and advocates of new technology, KTN boasts a powerful network that spans business, government, research and funders. With their support, the trajectory of BWC is certain as Dr Sally Beken, KTN’s Knowledge Transfer Partner also joins the Advisory Board to provide strategic direction and an additional expert lens.  

Sally leads up the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging activity at KTN. Alongside a plethora of great achievements, including holding a Ph.D. in Polymer Science, Sally has been an Innovation Lead at Innovate UK and monitored a portfolio of over 60 projects. Sally also founded and heads up the UK Circular Plastics Network.

“It’s an obvious partnership” says Sarah Nichols, Partnerships Director at Plus X, “KTN, and Sally will bring experience and expertise to the BWC network and we can help KTN support further innovation and expand within the sustainable materials space. We are so pleased to have their support”.

Plus X are big admirers of KTN’s work in backing entrepreneurs and innovation and see this budding relationship as a significant step in accelerating the impact of new, sustainable materials in everyday business. Pressure on businesses is increasing and the demand for sustainability led practices and procurement is getting stronger so the need to act alongside organisations with similar goals is all the more important.

“KTN and UKCPN are delighted to partner with Better World Collective in order to further their mission of solving sustainable material innovation challenges. Addressing innovation with sustainability is core to KTN's values and strategy, as well as strongly aligning with UKCPN's mission to decrease the amount of plastic waste entering the environment. KTN's goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions within 5 years enables us to work towards a better world for business and society to operate. Our partnership with Better World Collective will encourage other businesses to put sustainability on their agenda, particularly with UKCPN Programme Lead, Dr. Sally Beken, speaking at one of Better World Collective's Summits.”

With KTN’s power to connect and Better World Collective’s experience in supporting open innovation and collaboration, this is a partnership that has immense potential to equip influential businesses with the tools to, indeed, shape a better world.  

For more information on Better World Collective and partnering with us, please contact our Partnerships Director, Sarah Nichols.


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