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

Who can participate ?

The competition is open to any company or R&D Center with a strong collaborative innovation or concept to present. The success of each competitor is closely linked to the partnerships and collective intelligence involved.

The categories cover all the applicative markets: Automotive and Road Transportation, Aerospace, Defense, Security & Ballistics, Renewable Energy, Building & Construction, Infrastructure & Civil Engineering, Oil and Gas, Medical & Prosthetics, Electronics, Industrial Equipment, Furniture & Appliances, Sports & Leisure and Marine.

Gain a worldwide visibility:

  • The prestigious JEC Innovation Awards program are confered once a year before and during JEC World in Paris and are the most sought-after recognitions in the Composites Industry worldwide
  • The finalists and winners are announced within the JEC Composites Magazine, the website and the newsletter
  • The winners have a dedicated section in the Visitor’s Guide as well as in the Innovation Awards area on the show floor
  • Prize giving ceremony before and 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!

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 900+ innovative projects from 60+ countries, 100 finalists and 28 winners. 

Discover Startup Booster Hall of Fame

The Competitors 

The competition is open to entrepreneurs with innovative projects, startups and academic spinoffs, in 2 categories:


A Win-Win Program 


  • A Pitching Session in front of a jury of leading industry experts and investors during the event
  • Registrations to the event
  • A space within the Startup Village of the event (with the possibility to showcase your innovation)
  • Online Visibility (website, press release, emailing, and social media)
  • A personal coaching for the pitch before the show
  • Direct access to the jury members and partners of Startup Booster
  • Your pitch session broadcasted on JEC Composites WebTV


  • Access to innovative, specialized composite startups that can have an impact on their business
  • A venturing Identification effort, realized by JEC
  • An inspiration from a new generation of entrepreneurs
  • Networking opportunities with universities, R&T and R&D centers, clusters, associations, industries, and media
  • A brand positioning with a successful program

The Winners

The winners of Startup Booster during JEC Forums get automatically selected for the final of Startup Booster, taking place at JEC World.

The winners of Startup Booster at JEC World get a 25,000€ package, including:

  • Startup Booster Award (500€)
  • Cash prize (3,500€)
  • Fully equipped booth at JEC World 2025 (11,000€)
  • Media coverage – advertising and interview (10,000€)


Hear from the Winners

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, Mercedes-Benz, GE Digital, Valeo, Mitsubishi Chemical Group, Owens Corning, Safran Ventures, Solvay Ventures…

Strong Industry Partners

From its first edition, Startup Booster has received strong support from major corporations including:

AirbusOwens Corning Mercedes-Benz      Mitsubishi Chemical Group 


The JEC Startup Booster competition is taking place several times a year during the various JEC Events in the world, from Germany to South Korea, up to to the major global competition happening annually at JEC World in Paris.

Apply to Startup Booster at JEC Forum DACH 2023 Apply to Startup Booster at JEC World 2024

Innovation Planets

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At JEC World in Paris, the JEC Innovation Planets are the showcase areas where companies and associations can highlight their latest projects in form of a part or finished product on one of the themed display zones of the annual event. The parts and products presented are the best examples of technologies and/or applications of composites and are a must-visit area for all JEC World participants. Our goal at JEC is to develop the composites industry by creating a platform throughout our media and events to highlight the vast potential and benefits of composites vs. or complementary to other materials in various industries and the Innovation Planets have been developed to give substance to this approach by showcasing.


They visit the Innovation Planets


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