JEC Composites Startup Booster


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 be already involved in.

Launched in 2017, Startup Booster has already fostered the emergence of 300+ innovative projects from 30+ countries, 40 finalists and 13 winners.


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The Competitors

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

    • Design 
    • Manufacturing
    • Digitalization / Industry 4.0 / Smart Industry 
    • Non-Destructive Testing Solutions
    • Sustainability & Recycling Solutions
    • New composites materials including hybrid materials, bio-sourcing and intelligent composites, nano based solutions, Graphene solutions
    • New applications and markets for composites (Composites in new mobility applications i.e Fuel Cell Tanks, etc.) 
    • Intelligent surfaces & displays (glass transparency solutions) and smart textiles


> Next edition of Startup Booster:


JEC World 2020: 3-5 March, 2020



A Win-Win Program

    • A business acceleration with a chance to reach key decision makers and to find industry partners and customers
    • A boost to the brand awareness of the industry players present at the show and the 100,000+ members of the JEC Group community
    • 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, such as 3M, Airbus, Alstom, Altair, Daimler AG, GE Digital, Valeo, Vector Launch...


Strong Industry Partners

From its first edition, Startup Booster has received strong support from major corporations including:


3M Airbus Altair Daimler Solvay



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