JEC Composites Startup Booster 2023 Winners Announced

PARIS — April 26, 2023 — In a few years, JEC Composites Startup Booster has become a reference for entrepreneurship in the composites industry worldwide. Each year after an application process, 20 startups, with groundbreaking projects using composite materials, are selected to join JEC World stage and pitch before a panel of expert judges.

This contest gives a unique opportunity to the participating startups as well as the international audience of JEC World to get some inspiration, network and foster business collaboration. Two exciting pitches sessions took place on April 25 and, after deliberation of the jury, 3 winners have been announced:

Category “Products & Materials”

  • INCA Renewable Technologies (Canada)

Category “Process, Manufacturing & Equipment

  • Composite Recycling (Switzerland)

Sustainability Prize

  • Agrona (Egypt)

Fostering inspiration and networking in the world of composites

Launched in 2017, the competition has been organized in three different regions (Europe, USA and Asia) and has already fostered the emergence of 500+ innovative projects from 50+ countries, 80 finalists and 30 winners, including Arevo, Continuous Composites, ComPair, Fortify and Vartega…
This challenge is a great opportunity to the winners of the awards – who will benefit from visibility and contacts with key decision-makers- as well as to all the parts involved: finalists, jury, partners and the worldwide audience of JEC World.

The jury who deliberated on April 26th included representatives from major manufacturers and investors:

  • Turlough MCMAHON, Composite Industrial Technologist, Airbus
  • Karl-Heinz FUELLER, Manager Future Outside & Materials, Mercedes-Benz
  • Raphael SALAPETE, R&T Plan Manager, Ariane Group
  • Christer LARSSON, Founding Partner, The Impact Fellowship
  • Chris SKINNER, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Owens Corning

Posted: April 26, 2023

Source: JEC Group