JEC are encouraging partnerships developing innovative composite products to register for the JEC Awards 2005, an annual competition organised by JEC.
JEC rewards the best applications, products and processes in the following sectors: Marine, Aeronautics & Space, Ground Transport, Construction, Energy & Industry, Sports & Leisure, and Design.
The JEC awards are designed to give more public exposure to players in the composite industry and to highlight the importance of partnerships between different companies from all over the world.
According to Frédérique Mutel, General Manager of the JEC Group : “The composite industry is very complex and heterogeneous, to be sure, but everyone in it does share a common value, and that is a spirit of innovation. Innovation is present everywhere! Because of this, we find winning innovation strategies at every stage of our industry’s value chain. JEC’s role is to help companies make that known on the international scene. By investing substantial human and material resources in the JEC Awards programme, JEC strongly supports the composite industry and helps composite materials penetrate world markets.”
Since the very first JEC Awards, about 800 companies have become involved in the competition. The candidates are selected by a jury of international experts based on the following criteria: technical excellence, performance of the partnership and potential for creating new market openings for each solution presented.
The list of finalists will be announced in January 2005, and the winners in April 2005. Both finalists and winners will benefit from new contacts, international press coverage, and enhanced public exposure with professionals worldwide.
“”Innovation partner”” companies are requested to apply before November 24, 2004 with application forms available for downloaded from the JEC website
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