13 March 2018
13 March 2018
The JEC World 2018 Innovation Awards ceremony took place on 7 March, opened by a presentation by Yves Rossy, aircraft pilot and inventor of the first jet-powered wingpack.
The jury then revealed the names of the 11 winning innovations, chosen from the 30 finalists previously selected from more than 100 applications from all over the world.
“JEC Group supports innovation," explains JEC Group President & CEO Frédérique Mutel. "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 programme 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.”
The award winners are:
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