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The 10 Startups shaking the Composites Industry at JEC World 2019

4 Feb 2019
After the success of the two first editions, JEC World organizes the third edition of Startup Booster, the leading startup competition in Composites, where ten startups will present their innovation in front of a jury of experts.

JEC World, March 12-14, 2019 - Paris Nord Villepinte



  • +120 startups to compete
  • 30 countries
  • 10 finalists to pitch
  • International jury


JEC Group launched Startup Booster program in 2017 to get closer to the startup world, to attract the new generation of composites entrepreneurs and put them at the forefront of the industry.

The program gives the floor to 10 startups, each of them having five minutes to present their innovation, on March 12, 2019, from 10.30 AM in Agora Stage (Hall 5) in front of a jury of experts from the composites industry.

These 10 startups will be also showcasing within the Startup Booster Village, during the three days, and will benefit from a dedicated program, including workshops with Startup Booster Main Innovation partners’ Airbus & Daimler, and Innovation partner’s Altair..

“Daimler being one of the main Innovation Partner of the Startup Booster, we are looking for innovations, in particular sustainable technologies and processes”, said Dr. Karl-Heinz FUELLER, Responsible for material innovations and BIW concept development, Daimler AG.

“As a main Innovation Partner of the Startup Booster competition we get fantastic direct engagement with the innovators who are defining solutions for the future”, said Jelle BLOEMHOF, Head of Manufacturing Technologies of Composite at Airbus.


Members of the 2019 jury:

  • Jelle BLOEMHOF, Head of Manufacturing Technologies of Composite, Airbus
  • Karl-Heinz FUELLER, Responsible for material innovations and BIW concept development, Daimler AG
  • Jeffrey WOLLSCHLAGER, Senior Director - Composites Technology, Altair Engineering
  • Renaud POULARD, Partner, Omnes Capital
  • Raphael SURUN, Head of Composites Department, Beneteau Group


2019 Startup Booster Finalists


Biprocel (Spain): A new generation of regenerated, high-end & plant-based materials.


Lingrove (USA): Materials and design firm focused on plant based fibers and resins


UBQ Materials (Israel): Reducing your Carbon Footprint, empowering your pledge to the Environment and Future Generations


AirGo (Singapore): World's first full composite economy class passenger seat developer


AEON-T (Spain): Enabling mass production of composite parts


Arevo (USA): Delivering the future of composite manufacturing today through breakthrough advancements in software, materials, and robotics. Through enabling the 3D printing of large, mass-produced parts and structures, AREVO is revolutionizing mainstream manufacturing and the global supply chain.


Lavoisier Composites (France): New generation of material entirely sourced from the French aerospace transformation sector.

Mantis Composites

Mantis Composites (USA): Bringing the advantages of carbon fiber composites to intricate parts which are currently only possible to make out of machined metals.


cellEQ (Germany): Developing, producing and distributing individual measuring equipment for the shrinkage analysis of multi-component resin systems


Woodoo (France): Augmented Wood


Learn more about the finalists:


Main Innovation  Partners:

Airbus Daimler



Innovation  Partners:

Altair ASTech


See you at JEC World 2019 in Paris Nord Villepinte
on March 12-14, 2019



About JEC Group

JEC Group is the world’s leading company dedicated entirely to the development of information and business connections channels and platforms supporting the growth and promotion of the composite materials industry. Publisher of the JEC Composites Magazine - the industry’s reference magazine, JEC Group drives global innovation programs and organizes several events in the world, including JEC World (the foremost and world-leading international exhibition dedicated to composite materials and their applications), which takes place every spring in Paris.