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Deadline: December 14, 2018


A celebration of the most successful and innovative projects in the Composite industry

The JEC Innovation Awards identify, promote and reward the most innovative composite projects worldwide. They celebrate the fruitful cooperations between the different segments of the Composite Supply Chain. 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. In 2018, the JEC Innovation Awards received the support of Kordsa.


The Competitors

The competition is open to any company or R&D Centers with a strong collaborative innovation or concept to present. The success of each competitor is closely linked to the partnerships and collective intelligence involved. The categories cover all the applicative markets: Automotive and Road Transportation, Aerospace, Defense, Security & Ballistics, Renewable Energy, Building & Construction, Infrastructure & Civil Engineering, Oil and Gas, Medical & Prosthetics, Electronics, Industrial Equipment, Furniture & Appliances, Sports & Leisure and Marine.


The Format

After a recruitment phase via online submission forms, JEC selects 30 finalists, for their exceptional impact and performance. The 30 finalists are showcased at JEC World via Technical Posters in the Innovation Awards «Hall of Fame» area. Out of these 30 finalists, 10 are finally short-listed by a jury and awarded during a ceremony, on the second day of the show.The benefits of joining the JEC Innovation Award

Recognized as an institution all over the world, the JEC Innovation Awards allow the winners and their partners to gain:

  • International recognition
  • Enhanced exposure during the show and all year long
  • Business opportunities
  • Customer confidence


The Jury

The Innovation Awards jury is composed of 10 technical, research and market experts from up and downstream.
In 2018, we have welcomed experts from Acciona, Airbus, Daimler, Magna, Multiplast, to name a few.

Members of the jury in 2018:

  • ANURAG BANSAL, Manager Global Business development ACCIONA INFRAESTRURAS (Spain) 
  • ROBERT BUCHINGER, Chief Technology Officer DAS ENERGY (Austria) 
  • GRAHAME BURROW, Global President MAGNA (USA)
  • CHANTAL FUALDES, Airbus Composite Airframe Executive Expert AIRBUS (France) 
  • KARL-HEINZ FULLER, Manager hybrid materials, concepts and AMG DAIMLER (Germany)
  • SUNG HA, Professor HANYANG UNIVERSITY (REP. oF Korea) 
  • FREDERIQUE MUTEL, President & CEO JEC GROUP (France) 


Winners 2018

Aerospace application

Winner : AeroComposit, JSC (Russia) and its partner Solvay (United Kingdom)

Infusion technology for an aircraft wing


Aerospace process

Winner : Airbus (Germany) and its partners, BMW Group (Germany), Technical University of Munich (TUM) (Germany), Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH (Germany), Werkzeugbau Siegfried Hofmann GmbH (Germany), BASF SE (Germany), Foldcore GmbH (Germany), Neenah Filtration (Germany) and SGL Carbon GmbH (Germany)

Complex structural applications for MAI sandwich technology

Winner : M. Torres Diseños Industriales SAU (Spain)

Moldless process to manufacture one-piece parts


Automotive application

Winner : Ford Werke GmbH (Germany) and its partners, Gestamp (United Kingdom), GRM Consulting (United Kingdom) and University of Warwick (United Kingdom)

Lightweight composite automotive suspension part


Automotive process

Winner : Audi AG (Germany) and its partners, Voith Composites GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Dow Automotive (Switzerland), and Zoltek Corp. (United States)

Series production of a rear panel module made of carbon composite


Construction & Infrastructure

Winner : Komatsu Seiren Co., Ltd. (Japan) and its partners, Kanazawa Institute of Technology (Japan) and Nagase ChemteX Corporation (Japan)

Cabkoma cable made of CFRTP



Winner : Uljanik JSC (Croatia)

Composite cargo decks for a vehicle carrier



Winner : ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd. (United Kingdom) and its partners, Alstom Transport (United Kingdom), Magma Structures (United Kingdom), the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom), and the University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom)

A bogie frame made of optimized lightweight carbon fiber


Sports & Leisure

Winner : BMW Group (Germany) and its partners EDAG Engineering GmbH (Germany), KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH (Germany), Chr. Karl Siebenwurst GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), TUM-LCC (Germany), Automation W + R GmbH (Germany), and FHG-IGCV (Germany)

A modular construction system for the rear swing arm suspension of a motorcycle


Smart cities

Winner : MC Materiales Compuestos (Argentina) and its partners, Plaquimet (Argentina), Purcom (Brazil), IS Groupe - Composite Integrity (France), and G12 Innovation (Brazil)

The Wet Core Pod composite housing module


Sustainable development

Winner : Cetim-Cermat (France) and its partner, CETIM (France)

“3-in-1” line for producing recycled composites


Public choice

Infusion technology for an aircraft wing by AeroComposit JSC (Russia) gaining 20.96% of the 4,126 votes.


Download the 2019 Innovation Awards brochure

Download the 2018 Innovation Awards Digest

Read the final Press Release of JEC Innovation Awards 2018



Franck Glowacz
Innovation Content Leader