1st Packaging Innovation Meeting



13 December 2023


Edificio Ilgner (Barakaldo)


9:00 am - 2:30 pm



On 13th December, TECNALIA will be at the 1st Food Packaging Innovation Meeting in the Basque Country

An event organised by Ontzi that will show food companies the latest developments and solutions in the management of safe, sustainable and competitive packaging.

This session will include an exhibition area, in which TECNALIA will take part, and presentations and discussions about high-impact aspects such as imminent regulatory changes, the future of recycling systems and waste management, as well as the latest material innovations that are already being used in the market.

Check all the information about the meeting, registration and full programme on Ontzi’s website.

1st Packaging Innovation Meeting

Ontzi, Basque Food Packaging Innovation Hub, has become the epicentre of food packaging innovation in the Basque Country.

  • One of its goals is to be a driving force that brings together the main stakeholders in the sector to face challenges, find solutions and promote strategic projects that will transform the way food and beverages are packaged in the Basque Country.
  • This initiative, led by the Basque Food Cluster and the Elika Foundation, and funded by the Basque Government through the PCTI 2030 Innovation Fund, was created to promote R&D&I in order to design safe, sustainable and competitive food packaging that benefits companies in the Basque food chain and, of course, the environment.

Edificio Ilgner (Barakaldo). Altos Hornos de Vizcaya Hiribidea, 33

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9:00 am - 10:00 am

Accreditation collection and opening of the exhibition area

10:00 am - 10:05 am


10:05 am - 10:35 am

Inspirational talk “The Challenges of the European Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive for the Food Sector”

Aitana de la Varga Pastor, Associate Professor in Law

10:35 am - 11:20 am

Round table “Legislation and Sustainable Packaging”

Embutidos Martínez, Grupo Entrepinares, ASEDAS and Mahou San Miguel.

11:20 am - 11:50 am


11:50 am - 12:05 am

Inspirational talk “Trends in New Materials for Packaging Solutions”


12:05 am - 12:50 am

Round table “More Sustainable Packaging Materials”

Tetrapak, Emsur, Futurama and others.

12:50 am - 1:05 pm

Inspirational talk “Future of Recyclability as Part of Waste Management”


1:05 pm - 1:50 pm

Round table “Keys to Circularity in Packaging: End-of-life Management of Packaging and New Recycling Systems”

ECOEMBES, IHOBE and others

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm

Closing address and closure of the exhibition