JEC Innovation Awards 2018: 30 finalists exemplify the best of composite innovation worldwide

The JEC Innovation Awards ceremony will take place on March 7, 2018 at JEC World 2018, Paris Nord Villepinte

JEC Innovation Awards 2018: 30 finalists exemplify the best of composite innovation worldwide

JEC Group, the largest composites organization in the world, presents a new format for its prestigious JEC INNOVATION AWARDS competition, announcing today the 30 finalists divided into 10 categories. A renowned jury of experts will select one winner per category. The 10 winners will be announced in a ceremony at JEC World 2018 on March 7, 2018.

“Like every year, we received hundreds of applications for the JEC Innovation Awards, this success truly shows that this program is a recognized tool for spotting and promoting innovation in the Composites Industry”, says Ms. Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President and CEO.

“I am particularly delighted to introduce another brand new feature to this program: the Public vote. Indeed, our jury will choose the winners according to specific criteria such as involvement of partners in the value chain, technicity or again market application, but the general public will be able to vote for their favorite Innovation, either online or via JEC World Mobile Application! The public vote winner will be announced at the end of JEC World and people will be able to vote before and after the ceremony!” she adds.

A jury of experts

10 experts from around the world will reward 10 Composites Champions who presented their Innovations in Composite end-user markets. The panel of judges is made up of:

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

A new trophy representing the industry

A brand new trophy has been created for the occasion. The new Composites trophy will combine parts from many different composite materials such as glass fiber, carbon fiber and natural fiber, representing the diversity of the industry.

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