The JEC Composites Startup Booster rewards innovations with the greatest potential market impact and promote them to an influential audience of decision-makers. In 5 years, it became a reference for entrepreneurship in the composites industry worldwide, shining a light, each year, on 20 finalists from all over the world, giving them the opportunity to pitch their project on JEC World’ stage before a panel of expert judges.
Five years-old, five of the best success stories
The competition has been organized in three different regions (Europe, USA and Asia) and has already fostered the emergence of 600+ innovative projects from 50+ countries, 80 finalists and 30 winners, including Arevo, Continuous Composites, ComPair, Fortify and Vartega.
As the organiser of this challenge, it is with much pride that JEC Group witnessed year after year, these startups grow and build strong business bonds with key actors of the composites industry. What a better opportunity than the 5th-year anniversary of the JEC Composites Startup Booster to highlight some of the greatest success stories of these past five years?
Five former winners or finalists have agreed to share their experience in a series of interviews available from March 15th on JEC Web TV > https://www.jeccomposites.tv/events/JEC-World
More to come at JEC World
To celebrate this milestone, all former winners are invited to the Startup Booster 5th Anniversary Cocktail taking place on Wednesday 4th May at 5.30pm, during JEC World 2022 (May 3-5), on the Startup Booster Village (Hall 6, H4).
The event will be a unique opportunity to network with the finalists and jury of Startup Booster 2022, Alumnis of the program, sponsors of the competition and investors in the material space.
A special talk will also be given on the 5th of May:
13.15 – 13.55 AGORA 6 (Hall 6)
5 Years of Composites Entrepreneurship & Successful Collaborations
Celebrating the 5th anniversary of Startup Booster Competition, Sponsors of the competition and Alumni will focus on the motivation, the required qualities and challenges faced by an entrepreneur in the Composites Industry. This discussion will reflect on the outcome of their participation to Startup Booster in their respective entrepreneurial process, as well as success stories that came out of collaborations between startups and corporates.
Amael COHADES, Founder & CEO, CompPair Technologies
Jelle BLOEMHOF, Head of Manufacturing Technologies of Composite, Airbus
Birgit KLOCKENHOFF, Project Engineer Advanced Materials, Hardware & Digital Technologies Group Research, Sustainability and RD Functions, Mercedes-Benz
Sophie TUVIAHU, VP Business Development and Sales, UBQ Materials
Moderator: Ben COSTANTINI, Founder & CEO, Startup Sesame
Finalist JEC Composites Startup Booster 2021 (JEC Composites Connect)
Beyond state-of-the-art lightweighting solutions
iComat has pioneered the revolutionary Rapid Tow Shearing (RTS) technology, the first ever defect-free fibre-steering process for composites. Our game-changing solutions have helped our customers unlock new levels of performance from composites, enabling them to manufacture lighter, more cost-effective products that perform better than ever before.
Craftsmen of Exceptional Materials
Lavoisier Composites developed a new generation of material entirely sourced from the aerospace transformation sector.
Winner Startup Booster 2019
Committed to Replacing Harmful Materials with Carbon-Efficient Alternatives
Woodoo is a carbon-efficient materials company. We strive to change the world by enabling its transition to sustainable solutions, to win the fight for decarbonization and against climate change. As regenerative materials will play a leading role, we have chosen to mould and shape natural wood from regenerative forestry into materials with extraordinary performance, to help industries and corporations meet their carbon neutrality commitments.
Advanced Acoustic Materials
SoundBounce, by Lios, is an advanced acoustic metamaterial that works better than traditional sound dampening materials. Our composite material – SoundBounce – works using energy-absorbing materials never before used in the acoustics and vibration field.
Save the date for the Startup Booster 5th Anniversary Cocktail
May 4th, 5.30pm Startup Booster Village (Hall 6, H4)
More information about the JEC Composites Startup Booster 2022 finalists >
JEC Group is the world’s leading company dedicated entirely to the development of information and business connections channels and platforms supporting the growth and promotion of the composite materials industry. Publisher of the JEC Composites Magazine – the industry’s reference magazine, JEC Group drives global innovation programs and organizes several events in the world, including JEC World (the foremost and world-leading international exhibition dedicated to composite materials and their applications), which takes place every spring in Paris.