Why should you apply?

  • You have jointly developed a plastic product which has been introduced to the market.

Who should apply?

  • Plastic resin producers and plastic converters apply jointly in one application.

Criteria:

  1. Innovation and uniqueness of the plastic product and/or application in the market.
  2. Close cooperation between resin producer and plastic converter from concept development to execution. Describe the potential.
  3. Improvements in sales performance for both: the converter’s and the resin producer’s companies.
  4. The plastic product and/or application is an enabler to export to international markets for the converter.
  5. The plastic product and/or application should create new jobs locally and regionally.
  6. The raw materials used should be sourced from the region.

Why should you apply?

  • You have jointly improved an existing plastic conversion process.

Who should apply?

  • Global machine suppliers and regional converters apply jointly in one application.

Criteria:

  1. Local plastic converter and International machinery manufacturer have jointly developed a new/improved and innovative process. Describe the cooperation between the converter and the machine manufacturer in detail including the achievements
  2. Product and process are already applied and commercialized.
  3. Uniqueness of the product/process concept which is not previously introduced regionally or globally.
  4. The produced plastic products should have the potential to export them to international markets.
  5. The plastic product must be produced in one of the GCC countries.
  6. The raw materials used should be sourced from the region.

Why should you apply?

  • You have developed a new plastic product or plastic manufacturing process for the regional or global market.

Who should apply?

  • Plastic converters with a connection to the GCC who have an innovative plastic product in their portfolio.

Criteria

  1. Uniqueness and innovation of the product or process with new and outstanding features.
  2. Products should already be available in the market place with high customer acceptance. Please describe in detailed.
  3. The plastic product must be produced in one of the GCC countries. Please name the production sites.
  4. The new product/process should have a high potential to export to international markets. Describe the potentials.
  5. The new product/process should create new jobs locally and regionally.
  6. The raw materials used should be sourced from the region.

Why should you apply?

You have developed outstanding sustainability initiatives in any one or more of the following areas:

  • Plastic recycling and energy saving.
  • Resource and waste management.
  • Product lifecycle management.
  • Promoting and advocating sustainable plastics - community engagement.

Who should apply?

  • GCC plastic converters can apply individually or in collaboration with program partners like customers / resin producers / universities / consultants / NGOs / general public/plastics waste management companies.

Criteria

  1. Innovative sustainability concept for plastic recycling, waste management, product life cycle benefits and/or energy savings. Describe the excellence of your concept.
  2. The concept should be unique and not previously introduced regionally. Describe the uniqueness.
  3. The related products to the concept should be economically viable.
  4. The concept should integrate raw materials from the region.
  5. Process and concept must be realized in the GCC region.
  6. Process should support the GCC socio-economy. Please describe.

Why should you apply?

  • You have achieved outstanding results in your research studies for the polymer and plastic conversion industries.

Who should apply?

  • Researchers from universities, academia, research institutions and company research centers.

Criteria

  1. Research results are showing innovations and inspirations for new products, processes and applications in plastics.
  2. Results are unique on a regional and an international level.
  3. New product design or application are scalable to commercial production. Please describe.
  4. Research results with relevance and success probability for the GCC plastics conversion industry.
  5. Contribution to sustainable solutions for the region.
  6. Product has a strong focus on the markets in the region.

Why should you apply?

  • You are a student and can present your innovative product and process improvement ideas.

Who should apply?

  • Students from regional universities and vocational institutions.

Criteria

  1. Research results are showing innovations for new products, processes and applications in plastics with a high degree of inspiration.
  2. Results are unique on a regional and an international level.
  3. New product design or application are scalable to commercial production. Please describe.
  4. Research results with relevance and success probability for the GCC plastics conversion industry. Please describe it.
  5. Contribution to Contribution to sustainable solutions for the region.
  6. Product has a strong focus on the markets in the region.

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