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The JEC Composites Innovation Awards to be announced online on May 13 at noon (Paris time)

29 Apr 2020
Following the launch of the podcast series in March, JEC Group will name the winners of the 2020 JEC Innovation Awards on May 13 at noon (CET) through digital broadcasting for the first time. The recent global health crisis has prevented the ceremony from taking place during JEC World 2020, but the entire composites community as well as the finalists are expecting the 2020 winners to be revealed. This initiative will be followed very soon by other digital program.

A unique and exciting time that brings the composites industry together.

“We are very proud and excited to bring you this new all-digital JEC Innovation awards ceremony during this challenging era of social distancing and limited travel. JEC Composites Innovation Awards are more than just an awards ceremony. They are meant to inspire the whole industry and shed light on the excellent work carried out by the prize winners, and a year couldn’t go without celebrating them,” said Franck GLOWACZ, Innovation Content Leader at JEC Group.


A cutting-edge selection process and a prestigious jury

After pre-selecting 33 finalists, a cutting-edge selection process and a prestigious jury has selected one winner in each category (Additive Manufacturing, Aeronautics, Automotive, Construction- Infrastructures & Civil engineering, Design & Furniture, Maritime Transportation & Shipbuilding, Process, Railway Vehicles & Infrastructure, Recycling, Space, Sports & Health care). High-level innovations and high-talented professionnals will be rewarded at this ceremony:

The international jury representing the entire composites value chain includes:

  • Anurag BANSAL, Manager Global Business development, ACCIONA Construction S.A
  • Christophe, BINETRUY, Professor, EC Nantes
  • Robert BUCHINGER, Business Development Advanced Industry Systems, Swarco
  • Chantal FUALDES, Head of Airframe Certification, Executive Expert Composite Airframes, Airbus
  • Karl-Heinz FULLER, Manager hybrid materials, concepts and AMG, Daimler
  • Sung HA, Professor, Hanyang University
  • Deniz KORKMAZ, Ph.D. Composite Technologies Director, EMEA, Kordsa
  • Brian KRULL, Global Director of Innovation, Magna Exteriors
  • Yann PENFORNIS, Managing Director, Multiplast
  • Henry SHIN, Director - R&D Composites Innovation Centre, KCTech
  • Kiyoshi UZAWA, Professor/ Director (Ph.D.), Innovative Composite Centre

The online ceremony will be hosted by Peter Hopwood and Franck Glowacz from 12 to 1pm, and each of the awards will be named by the jury members.

Save the date for the JEC Innovation awards online ceremony
May 13th 2020 @ 12pm

Review the JEC Innovation Awards finalists here


About the JEC Innovation awards

JEC Innovation Awards celebrate the fruitful cooperation between players of the composite community. Started in 1996, the JEC Innovation Awards have, over the past 24 years, brought in 1,900 companies worldwide. 198 companies and 475 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. Also, the JEC Innovation Awards have built strong partnerships in India, China, and with IRCEP and CCE for more than 15 years.


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 March in Paris.


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