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JEC Startup Booster Worldwide Tour

15 May 2019
Launched in 2017 JEC Startup Booster is the leading and unique start-up competition in the world of composites in which hundreds of start-ups participate to pitch their breakthrough innovations in front of a jury of experts from international groups and companies involved in the making of innovative materials.

 

JEC STARTUP BOOSTER KEY FIGURES

  • Created in 2017

  • 270+ innovative projects

  • 30+ countries
  • International juries

 

Launched in 2017 JEC Startup Booster is the leading and unique start-up competition in the world of composites in which hundreds of start-ups participate to pitch their breakthrough innovations in front of a jury of experts from international groups and companies involved in the making of innovative materials.

For the first time, JEC Startup Booster will go on a worldwide tour in two different regions of the world – America and Asia– starting at JEC Forum Chicago, in the United States, for the first leg of the competition in June. The second stop will be at JEC Asia in Seoul, in South Korea, in November. The final leg of the competition will take place at JEC World in Paris, in France from March 3 to 5, 2020.

The competition is open to entrepreneurs with innovative projects, SMEs and academics divided in two categories: Process (Design, Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Smart industry) and Product ( new composite materials, including hybrid materials and IoT; New application markets for composites).

In each region, up to 10 start-ups will be selected to pitch in front of a jury of experts and leading industry players. Then three winners will be announced after the pitching sessions and will receive winning packages ranging from gold to silver and bronze. The packages include among others: a full access to JEC World 2020 (with flight & accommodation covered) for the Gold Winners with a booth in the JEC World Start-up Village and the opportunity to compete with the other finalists; the silver and bronze winners will receive a free pass and a booth as well.

See you @ JEC Forum Chicago, from June 19 to 20,
for the North America round of the Competition

Save the date for the Asian selection,
@JEC Asia 2019,November 13-15, Seoul, South Korea

 

List of the Winners of the past JEC Startup Booster editions

 

2019

AIRGO DESIGN - Singapore

World’s first full composite economy class passenger seat developer.

AREVO – United States

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.

WOODOO – France

Woodoo’s patented technology upgrades all wood species into high-performance advanced materials

 

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2018

N12 TECHNOLOGIES – United States

Introduces vertically aligned carbon nanotubes at interlaminar interfaces to allow tougher, lighter, and more durable composite structures.

INCA-FIBER GMBH – Germany

Has a new electroplating procedure to metallize carbon fibers in a single step using environment-friendly electrolytes to enhance the properties of carbon fibers. These fibers can be used to create functional CFRP as well as new fiber-reinforced metals.

SOUND BOUNCE – Ireland

Has developed a novel patented material which provides over 100 times better noise attenuation in a smaller package compared to conventional materials. This solution could greatly facilitate the adoption of composites in many sectors.

 

2017

H-PREC – France

H-PreC designs and manufactures thermosetting composite parts with its exclusive patented fabrication processes.

POND BIOMATERIALS – Denmark

Pond is a biotech company designing sustainable solutions of tomorrow with the use of biobased resins ready to be mixed natural fibers.

3D FORTIFY – United States

Fortify offers Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM), liberating engineers and designers from the limitations of traditional manufacturing.

 

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. www.jeccomposites.com

 

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