Novo Verde, the packaging waste compliance system, is launching a new edition of the Novo Verde Packaging Enterprise Award, a research and development prize aimed at industry, distribution, academia and technological sectors related to the packaging sector in Portugal.
The winning project will be awarded a total amount of 25,000 euros.
The Novo Verde Packaging Enterprise Award is part of Novo Verde’s Research and Development (R&D) area. Its strategic objectives are to promote R&D in the packaging sector and all its components. For example, promoting business competitiveness and the circular economy in the packaging sector, enabling the implementation of concrete, innovative projects with added value for the packaging sector, and improving the flow of knowledge in the packaging sector, always with the circular economy as the common denominator.
Ricardo Neto, President of Novo Verde, adds, “The environmental trends and the growing need to develop models that allow the promotion of the circular economy show that the implementation of actions to promote research and development is fundamental. This is a sector in which research and development are constantly in motion, and Novo Verde’s role as a packaging waste compliance system is to recognize and reward the best projects. With this award, we want to boost the sector and promote competition between companies, with the main objective of finding the best solutions to achieve the goals of the circular economy.”
Applications for the Novo Verde Packaging Enterprise Award ’21 can be submitted until March 31, 2022. Participants must submit their application via the form available on the Novo Verde website. The winning project will be announced in May 2022.
The evaluation criteria include methodology, innovation, creativity, appropriateness of the project in relation to the proposed objectives, implementation plan, quality of presentation, organization and also the overall quality of the application. The Novo Verde Packaging Enterprise Award 2021 is supported by Expresso newspaper as a media partner and Ernst & Young as a technical partner. All information and competition rules can be found here.