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The Agenda

The JEC Innovation Awards pay tribute to the cooperation of raw material producers, processors and end-users in the composite field.
The result of 30 international collaborative programs will be presented at the show.
10 of these programs will be rewarded for their exceptional impact and performance.


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Wednesday 7 March 2018

  • Awards ceremony at 5:00 pm
    Agora stage - Hall 5


The Jury

For this new edition of Innovation Awards, JEC Group is proud to announce the following prestigious jury - confirmed today:

  • ACCIONA INFRAESTRURAS (Spain) - Anurag BANSAL, Manager Global Business development
  • AIRBUS (France) - Chantal FUALDES, Airbus Composite Airframe Executive Expert
  • CARBOMAN Group (France) - Dominique DUBOIS, CEO
  • DAIMLER (Germany) - Karl-Heinz  FULLER, Manager hybrid materials, concepts and AMG
  • DAS ENERGY (Austria) - Robert BUCHINGER, Chief Technology Officer
  • ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES (France) -  Christophe BINETRUY, Professor
  • HANYANG UNIVERSITY (Korea) - Sung HA, Professor
  • INNOVATIVE COMPOSITE CENTER (Japan) - Kiyoshi UZAWA, Professor/Director (Ph.D)
  • KORDSA (Turquie) - Ali CALISKAN, CEO
  • MAGNA (USA) - Grahame BURROW, Global President


Check out the 30 Innovation Awards finalists


The Competition


A simple goal: identify, promote and reward the most innovative composite solutions worldwide

The winners and their partners gain: 

  • International recognition
  • Greater public exposure 
  • Business opportunities
  • Customer confidence


Who can apply?

Any company or R&D centre with a genuine innovation or concept to present in a specific application sector among:

  • Automotive and road transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Defence, Security & Ballistics
  • Renewable energy
  • Building & Construction
  • Infrastructure & Civil Engineering
  • Oil and gas
  • Medical & prosthetics
  • Electrical, Electronics and Appliances
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Furniture & Appliances
  • Sports & leisure
  • Marine


What to expect?

International recognition from the global composite community.


Selection criteria

  • Impact on Mankind
  • Ratio “Cost of the solution / Acceptable price for the targeted audience”
  • Innovative character
  • Environmental impact (Recyclability/reuse/emission/life cycle...)
  • Other (mandatory to specify)

The full value chain, partnerhips and collective intelligence are, in all cases, really important.



The international Jury will choose 30 nominees. The 10 Winners will be announced during JEC World. An online vote will be organised for the People Choice Award which will be given the last day of the Show.



JEC Composites’ comprehensive communication plan includes press releases, magazine articles and website content on the programme and its entries. We have a growing number of press partners, and international trade magazines give broad coverage of the programme. JEC Composites networks with 1,200 trade magazines worldwide – we generally spot more than a hundred articles about the innovations each year.


An Institution

Over the past 15 years, the JEC Innovation programme has brought in 1,800 companies worldwide; 177 companies and 433 partners have been rewarded for the excellence of their composite innovations.


2017 Winners

Innovation Awards - JEC World 2017 winners


Download the 2018 innovation programs brochure

Download the 2017 Innovation Awards Digest



Franck Glowacz
Innovation Content Leader
Phone: +33 1 58 36 15 04
E-mail: Send Inquiry