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JEC Startup Booster Worldwide Tour

  • Thursday, 16th May 2019
  • Reading time: about 3 minutes

Launched in 2017, JEC Startup Booster is the leading and unique start-up competition in the world of composites in which hundreds of start-ups participate to pitch their breakthrough innovations in front of a jury of experts from international groups and companies involved in the making of innovative materials.


  • Created in 2017
  • 270+ innovative projects
  • 30+ countries
  • International juries

For the first time, JEC Startup Booster will go on a worldwide tour in two different regions of the world – America and Asia– starting at JEC Forum Chicago, in the US, for the first leg of the competition in June. The second stop will be at JEC Asia in Seoul, in South Korea, in November. The final leg of the competition will take place at JEC World in Paris, in France from 3-5 March 2020.

The competition is open to entrepreneurs with innovative projects, SMEs and academics divided in two categories: Process (Design, Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Smart industry) and Product ( new composite materials, including hybrid materials and IoT; New application markets for composites).

In each region, up to 10 start-ups will be selected to pitch in front of a jury of experts and leading industry players. Then three winners will be announced after the pitching sessions and will receive winning packages ranging from gold to silver and bronze. The packages include among others: a full access to JEC World 2020 (with flight & accommodation covered) for the Gold Winners with a booth in the JEC World Start-up Village and the opportunity to compete with the other finalists; the silver and bronze winners will receive a free pass and a booth as well.

List of the Winners of the past JEC Startup Booster editions


AIRGO DESIGN – Singapore

World’s first full composite economy class passenger seat developer.


Delivering the future of composite manufacturing today through breakthrough advancements in software, materials, and robotics. Through enabling the 3D printing of large, mass-produced parts and structures, Arevo is revolutionising mainstream manufacturing and the global supply chain.

WOODOO – France

Woodoo’s patented technology upgrades all wood species into high-performance advanced materials



Introduces vertically aligned carbon nanotubes at interlaminar interfaces to allow tougher, lighter, and more durable composite structures.

INCA-FIBER – Germany

Has a new electroplating procedure to metallise carbon fibres in a single step using environment-friendly electrolytes to enhance the properties of carbon fibres. These fibres can be used to create functional CFRP as well as new fibre-reinforced metals.


Has developed a novel patented material which provides over 100 times better noise attenuation in a smaller package compared to conventional materials. This solution could greatly facilitate the adoption of composites in many sectors.


H-PREC – France

H-PreC designs and manufactures thermosetting composite parts with its exclusive patented fabrication processes.


Pond is a biotech company designing sustainable solutions of tomorrow with the use of biobased resins ready to be mixed natural fibres.


Fortify offers Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM), liberating engineers and designers from the limitations of traditional manufacturing.


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