It is the 20th anniversary of the JEC INNOVATION AWARDS!

The 2018 session of JEC World, the reference trade show organized by JEC Group, is in full swing and the focus is on innovation!

The JEC Innovation Awards ceremony, which took place on the Agora stage on Wednesday, March 7 at 5 pm, opened with a presentation by Yves Rossy, aircraft pilot and inventor of the first jet-powered wingpack. Then the jury revealed the names of the composite champions up for a JEC Innovation Award. Eleven winning innovations were chosen, out of the thirty finalists that had been previously selected from more than 100 applications from all over the world.

“JEC Group supports innovation. In 1998, it created the first award dedicated to composites, as a way to promote and reward the sector’s champions. Thanks to the work of JEC Group’s teams, the program has become an international benchmark. Each year, we receive more than a hundred applications from all over the world. Selection is now based on criteria like the level of involvement of the innovation’s partners in the value chain, the technical nature of the innovation, or its commercial applications,” explains JEC Group President & CEO Frédérique Mutel.

A new feature this year is that the jury revealed the winners during the ceremony, and the public could choose their favourite innovation before, during, and after the ceremony. Thus, there is still time to vote! Votes are opened until Thursday March 8th, 5pm