“We, at JEC Group, have always found pioneering ways to build bridges between different types of public from the R&D scientists to the industrialists and the OEMs”, says Mrs Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO.
“We are glad to partner with Messe Augsburg and xC Consultants to create convergence between actual market needs, industrial processes and innovative ideas through this new competition that will highlight the potential of promising Startups in the industry”, she adds.
The three co-organizers of the competition can already count on solid partnerships such as:
The project is under the patronage of Mrs Ilse Aigner, MdL, Deputy Minister-President of the State of Bavaria and Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs and the Media, Energy and Technology as she states:
“Augsburg is the ideal breeding grounds for a lively start-up scene bringing new momentum into the industry. As I see it, intensive networking between start-ups and established companies – large companies and SMEs alike – represents the foundation for the entire economy”.
Applications (Download here the application form) are open to Startups in need of a booster to reach the next level, seeking either:
Closing date for applications: August 14, 2016
The Startup competition will consist of 3 steps:
Step 1: The Selection
Up to 10 Startups will be selected based on strict tangible criteria:
Step 2: The Visibility at the Show
The finalists will be presented on the Startup Village at EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES and will be given the chance to showcase their innovation to all attendees during the 3 days of the event.
Step 3: Pitch Sessions in English
On September 21st, all the Startups will pitch (10 minutes each) their innovation in front of a jury of experts who will award 3 champions. These sessions will also be open to all EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES attendees.
The winners will be announced on September 21st at the occasion of the Opening night party.
The current Jury:
“The jury panel is an exceptional gathering of experts and professionals in the Composites Industry and the entrepreneur scene with extensive experience and vision towards the future of Composites”, states Professor Drechsler.
Every participant will benefit from:
More information about the Startup Competition, please contact Heidrun Keim
Further information about EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES powered by JEC: