Innovation Awards

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What are the goals of the program?

  • Identify, promote, and reward the most innovative composites solutions worldwide
  • Encourage companies that are involved in composites innovation along with their partners
  • And also enhance their public exposure; and contribute to the advancement of the composites industry

Gain a worldwide visibility:

  • The innovation Awards programs are available at JEC World, JEC Korea but also at JEC Forum DACH, partnering with the AVK and at CCE Shanghaï
  • JEC Composites Magazine: +50,508 subscribers/issue
  • Website: +44,906 unique visitors per month
  • Newsletter: +23,190 readers/week
  • A dedicated section in the Visitor’s Guide
  • Prize giving ceremony during the event
  • JEC Press Releases

The selection criteria for the JEC Innovation Awards are technical excellence, exemplarity of the chain of partners, market potential, and originality. Don’t miss your chance to submit your application and take part in the competition! International Jury Mr Sung HA, Professor, Hanyang University, Korea Mr Christophe BINETRUY, Professor, EC Nantes, France Mr Kiyoshi UZAWA, Professor/Director (Ph.D), Innovative Composite Center, Japan Mr Yann PENFORNIS, Managing Director, Multiplast, France Mr Robert BUCHINGER, Business Development Advanced Industry Systems, Swarco, Austria Mr Grahame BURROW, Global President, MAGNA, USA Mr Anurag BANSAL,Manager Global Business development, ACCIONA Infraestruras, Spain Mr Karl-Heinz FULLER, Manager hybrid materials, concepts and AMG DAIMLER, Germany Mrs Chantal FUALDES, Head of Airframe Certification, Executive Expert Composite Airframes, AIRBUS France Mr. Deniz KORKMAZ, Composite Technologies Director, EMEA, KORDSA, Turquie Mr Henry, SHIN, Head of Center, KCarbon, Korea. The JEC Composites Awards competition is open for major JEC events and partner events, among them: JEC World, JEC Korea, JEC Forum DACH, CCE, ICERP…

Apply for JEC Awards

Startup Booster

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Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of Composites and Advanced Materials

Startup Booster

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 500+ innovative projects from 40+ countries, 60 finalists and 20 winners. 

Discover Startup Booster Hall of Fame

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 

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:


> Next edition of Startup Booster:

JEC Composites Connect: 1-2 June, 2021

JEC Korea: 3-5 November, 2021

JEC Forum DACH: 23-25 November, 2021

JEC World: 8-10 March, 2022

JEC Composites Connect Winners & Finalists Apply for our next Startup Booster Competition

Innovation Planets

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Innovation Planets are showcase areas where companies and associations can highlight their latest projects in form of a part or finished product on one of the four themed display areas, called “Innovation Planets.” Our goal at JEC is to develop the composite industry by creating a platform throughout our media and events to showcase the vast potential and benefits of composites vs. or complementary to other materials in various industries.  The Innovation Planets are developed to give substance to this approach by showcasing over 150+ innovative parts submitted by various companies and associations every year on our events in Europe and Asia.

They Visit the Innovation Planets


Innovation Planets at JEC World Contact Sponsor the planet!

Composites Challenge

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A PhD Challenge dedicated to the Composites Industry 

The Composites Challenge is a competition of PhDs sourced and selected for the quality of their research work in the field of composites.  The Challenge: 5 minutes to pitch their thesis using 1 slide. 

A Win-Win Program 


  • Direct access to the industry, potential investors or buyers of their research
  • A unique way to promote their research to the participants of the event and the 100,000+ JEC Group community contacts 
  • A gateway to recruiters 


  • Source of innovation and solutions at early stage 
  • Source of talent 
  • A gateway to recruiters 
  • The Competitors 

PhD talents are selected from prestigious universities around the world such as: Bristol – UK, Clément Ader Institute – France, Dresden – Germany, EPFL – Switzerland, ESTACA – France, IMDEA – Spain, Kaiserslautern – Germany, Leuven – Belgium, Purdue – USA.    

Great Opportunity

Participate in the Composites Challenge to reap the benefits: 

  • The recruitment campaign – 4 months before the event
  • A press release to announce the finalists 
  • Marketing campaigns targeting the 100,000+ JEC Group database contacts 
  • Full coverage in the Preview Magazine (sent one month prior to the show to the visitors and exhibitors) 
  • A massive voting campaign via social media activities 
  • A strong setup at the show, including technical posters; printed promotional materials with a dedicated brochure; a pitch session in front of a jury of industry and academic experts ; and an award ceremony 


Email: [email protected] 

> JEC Composites Connect 2021: 1-2 June, 2021


Discover JEC Composites Challenge 2021 Winners & Finalists