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Startup Booster Edition #2

The Competition tailored to source and inspire innovations in the composites field


The agenda highlights

The biggest startup competition in the composite field. At the show, discover the most innovative startups (from process to product) selected by JEC World and its partners.

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Tuesday 6 March 2018

  • Startup pitch session at 11:00 am
    Agora stage - Hall 5
  • Winner ceremony at 4:00 pm

    Dirk Ahlborn
    Agora stage - Hall 5
    With a special appearance by Mr. Dirk Ahlborn, Founder & CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

  • Cocktail from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Startup Booster Village - Hall 6


Wednesday 7 March 2018

  • Workshops from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Startup Booster Village - Hall 6
  • ‘Meet with the jury’ session 1 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Startup Booster Village - Hall 6


Thursday 8 March 2018

  • 'Meet with the jury’ session 2 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Startup Booster Village - Hall 6


The Jury

For the second edition of Startup Booster, JEC Group is proud to announce the following prestigious jury:

  • 3M - Christophe MEULEMAN, Managing Director R&D
  • Acciona - Eva MARTINEZ, Head of Polymers and Composites group
  • Airbus Commercial Aircraft - Jelle BLOEMHOF, Head of Composites Manufacturing Technologies
  • Alstom - Xavier ALLARD, Design & Styling Director
  • CETIM - Christophe CHAMPENOIS, Composites Department Manager
  • Daimler AG - Dr. Karl-Heinz FÜLLER, Manager hybrid materials, concepts and AMG
  • GE’s Digital European Foundry - Vincent CHAMPAIN, General Manager
  • Innovation Plasturgie Composites (IPC) - Dr. Bertrand FILLON, General Director of Research
  • JEC Group - Ms. Frédérique MUTEL, President & CEO
  • Valeo - Christophe CHEVALIER, THS BG Materials, Prototypes & Vehicle Equipments Metiers Director, Valeo Additive Manufacturing TFG Leader
  • Vector Launch, Inc. - Emerald ADAIR, Sr. Director of Business Development, Growth & Strategy


Check out the Startup Booster finalists


The Competition

A program designed to source & to filter innovations in the composites field.

You are an entrepreneur with an innovative project, a SME, a Startup - including academic spinoffs.

You want to meet the world leaders in the composites industry to bring you to the next level.

Your project is in the following categories:


  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Digitalization/Industry 4.0 

Materials & Products:

  • New composites materials including hybrid materials, bio-sourcing and intelligent composites
  • New applications and markets for composites


10 startups will be selected to pitch in front of a jury of experts and leading industry players at JEC World. They will also benefit from :

  • A presence on the Startup Village booth
  • A large communication plan: JEC Group Media + 5 700 targeted journalists + 1 500 international trade magazines
  • A personal coaching for your executive pitch before the show
  • A direct access to the jury members and the main innovation partners teams from Airbus and Daimler
  • Mentoring sessions during the show with industry experts


3 Winners will be announced at the show after the pitch session and will get the following additional advantages:

  • 3 500€ financial price each
  • A fully equipped booth at JEC World 2019 (Value: 10,000€)
  • An advertising page in the JEC World PREVIEW magazine, sent to over 80K contacts (Value: 2,800€) 
  • 4 full invitation packages for JEC World 2019, including the 3-day conference courses (Value: 1,600€)
  • Selection will be made by JEC in cooperation with the main Innovation Partners, including AIRBUS and DAIMLER


The Startups that are not selected will all be invited to JEC World 2018 with an unlimited access to the Startup Village Program: meet the jury sessions, mentoring sessions, networking activities with key industry players… The whole program will be communicated by November 2017.


The winners in 2017: Startup Booster 2017 Press Release


Main Innovation Partners

Airbus Daimler


Industry Partner






Coaching Partner






Innovation & Research Partners


Carnot Filières Manufacturing


Fédération de la plasturgie


Recruitment Partners

Alliance Industrie du Futur


Agence Régionale de l'Innovation Picardie



BPI France

Composite Recycling Technology Center


Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe




MAI Carbon


National Composites Center Japan


Publishing House - Composite World







US Commercial Service