JEC Composites Startup Booster


Startup Booster

Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of Composites

It enables companies to find and assess innovations having a potential impact on their industry, in addition to the projects they may already be involved in. Launched in 2017, Startup Booster has already fostered the emergence of 500+ innovative projects from 40+ countries, 60 finalists and 20 winners.

For the first time in 2019, JEC Startup Booster went on a worldwide tour in two different regions of the world—America and Asia—starting in the United States during JEC Forum Chicago, for the first leg of the competition. The second stop is at JEC Korea in Seoul (South Korea), every November. The final leg of the competition takes place at JEC World in Paris, in France from 12-14 May, 2020.


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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 composite 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: 12-14 May, 2020



A Win-Win Program

    • A business acceleration with a chance to reach key decision-makers and find industry partners and customers
    • A boost to the brand awareness among all 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 thanks to a successful program
    • Grow your network within 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

Since its first edition, Startup Booster has received strong support from major corporations


Magna 3M Airbus Altair Daimler Solvay



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