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Startup Booster

Join the 3rd edition of Startup Booster

 

A unique competition tailored to find and assess sources of innovation in the Composite field


Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of Composites. It enables companies to find and assess innovations with a potential impact on their industry, as a complement to the project they may are already involved in order to choose those with a potential impact for the industry, as a complement to the projects in which they are already involved.
Launched in 2017, Startup Booster has already fostered the emergence of 150+ innovative projects from 25+ countries, 20 finalists and 6 winners.

Put your expertise at the forefront by applying for Startup Booster 2019!

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Deadline: December 15, 2018

 

The Competitors

The competition is open to entrepreneurs with innovative projects, SMEs and academic spinoffs, in 2 categories:

Process:

  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0, Smart industry

Products:

  • New composite materials, including hybrid materials and IoT
  • New application markets for composites

 

A Win-Win Program

For Startups:

  • A business acceleration with the chance to reach key decision makers and to find industry partners and customers
  • A boost to the brand awareness of the 42,000+ industry players present at the show
  • A boost to the brand awareness of the 100,000+ members of the JEC Group community

For Corporations / Industry:

  • Find and assess innovative, specialized composite startups that can have an impact on their business (process- or product-wise)
  • Take inspiration from a new generation of entrepreneurs
  • Position your brand with a successful program
  • Grow your network with universities, R&T and R&D centers, clusters, associations, industries and media

 

High-Level Jury

The competition features a strong jury composed of experts from international groups and companies involved in innovative materials.


Members of the jury in 2019:

  • Jelle BLOEMHOF, Head of Manufacturing Technologies of Composite, Airbus
  • Karl-Heinz FUELLER, Responsible for material innovations and BIW concept development, Daimler AG
  • Jeffrey WOLLSCHLAGER, Senior Director - Composites Technology, Altair Engineering
  • More to be announced

 

Winners 2018

 

N12 TECHNOLOGIES (USA)
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.

PUBLIC CHOICE
Inca-Fiber (Germany) with 62.36% of the 2,221 votes

 

Main Innovation Partners
 

Airbus Daimler

 

Innovation Partners
 

Altair ASTech  

 

Recruitment Partners 2019
 

Asso Compositi

Auto Nebula

AZL

Composites Innovation Centre

Drive TLV

Ecomotion

ICC

Institut Mines-Télécom

Leichtbau

LPAC Mai Carbon Matériau Pole
Solar Impulse Techstars TNFIS
U.S Commercial Service XC Consultants  

 

 

Download the 2019 Startup Booster brochure

Download the 2018 Startup Booster Digest

Read the final Press Release of Startup Booster 2018

 

Contact

E-mail: startup-booster@jeccomposites.com