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Discover the 30 Finalists selected for the JEC Innovation Awards 2019

7 Feb 2019
JEC Innovation Awards celebrate the fruitful cooperation between players of the composite community. Over the past 15 years, the JEC Innovation Awards have brought in 1,800 companies worldwide. 177 companies and 433 partners have been rewarded for the excellence of their composite innovations. The JEC Innovation Awards reward composites champions, based on criteria such as partner involvement in the value chain, technicality or commercial applications of innovations.

3D Printing, A new category in 2019


In 2019, 30 finalists have been selected by an international jury of experts from more than a hundred applications. They compete in 10 categories, among which the new 3D printing one. "The JEC Innovation Awards program is emblematic and recognizes pioneers in composite innovation. 3D printing plays a new role in our industry. The combination of lightweight, resistant materials that allow great design freedom, with a technology that allows complex shapes, is of interest to manufacturers. Many manufacturers have started using it to print automotive parts, aircraft parts, or building walls”, analyses Franck GLOWACZ, Innovation Content Leader at JEC Group. “Due to the very high level of the nominees, the JEC Innovation Awards ceremony should be very rich! ”


A prestigious international jury


  • Anurag BANSAL, Manager Global Business Development, ACCIONA Infraestructuras
  • Christophe BINETRUY, Professor, EC Nantes
  • Robert BUCHINGER, CEO, SUNLUMO Technology
  • Grahame BURROW, Global President, MAGNA EXTERIORS
  • Dominique DUBOIS, CEO, CARBOMAN Group
  • Karl-Heinz FUELLER, Manager Hybrid Materials, Concepts and AMG, DAIMLER
  • Sung HA, Professor, HANYANG UNIVERSITY
  • Murat OGUZ ARCAN, COO, Composites, Construction and Business Development, KORDSA
  • Henri SHIN, Director – R&D Composites Innovation Center, KOLON
  • Kiyoshi UZAWA, Professor/Director (Ph.D), INNOVATIVE COMPOSITE CENTER


See you at the JEC Innovation Awards Ceremony!


The JEC Innovation Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 13 March at 4.30pm at the Agora stage of the JEC World 2019 exhibition.

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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.


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