JEC launched the Innovation Awards Program in 1998 with the goal of both celebrating and promoting the very best new innovations in composites. Since then, the Program has involved 1,600 businesses, and rewarded 177 companies and 433 partners for their leading contributions toward advancing composites technology and enhancing value for end-users.
JEC President and CEO Frédérique Mutel explains: “The Americans not only promote a culture of innovation among companies doing business there, the region demands it from players who wish to survive and thrive in the largest worldwide composites market. Indeed, the American Composites market stands for $34 billion in annual revenues compared to a total of $77 billion worldwide. For over a decade, JEC’s Innovation Awards Program has been recognized as a driving force for new and highly competitive composites innovation, both in this important region as well as globally.”
JEC considered applications from different companies around the world for recognition in nine competitive categories that encompass Aeronautics, Automotive, Carbon, Construction, Energy, Process, Recycling, Software and Sports & Leisure.
The 2012 Innovation Awards Program is actively supported by Cytec, JEC Magazine and Aviation Week.