Innovation Awards

Innovation Awards

A celebration of the most successful and innovative projects in the Composite industry

The JEC Innovation Awards identify, promote and reward the most innovative composite projects worldwide. They celebrate the fruitful cooperations between the different segments of the Composite Supply Chain. Over the past 15 years, the JEC Innovation Awards have brought in 1,800 companies worldwide.  191 companies and 468 partners have been rewarded for the excellence of their composite innovations. In 2019, the JEC Innovation Awards receives the support of Kordsa.


Deadline : December 16 (Monday)


Elements which will be required to submit your file:

About your company

  • Description of your company (200 words maximum)
  • Your company logo (in HD)
  • Your booth number if you are also exhibiting during JEC World

About the associated partner company(/ies)
NOTA: Partnerships are one of the key factors of selection. You can add up to 5 associated parners.

  • Description of the associated partner companies (200 words maximum) and roles
  • Details of your contact(s) at the associated partner company(/ies)

About your Innovation
NOTA: to apply, a part, a prototype or a mock-up (physical or virtual) are compulsory

  • Title of the Innovation
  • Choice of the priority application sector among the following (compulsory):
    1. Automotive & Road Transportation
    2. Aerospace
    3. Railway Vehicles & Infrastructure
    4. Maritime Transportation & Shipbuilding
    5. Building and Civil Engineering
    6. Equipment and Machinery
    7. Renewable Energy
    8. Oil and Gas
    9. Pipe and tanks, water treatment and sewage
    10. Defence, Security & Ballistics
    11. Electrical, Electronics, Telecoms and Appliances
    12. Medical & Prosthetics
    13. Sports, Leisure & Recreation (excl. Maritime)
    14. Design, Furniture and Home

The Competitors

The competition is open to any company or R&D Centers 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.

The Format

After a recruitment phase via online submission forms, JEC selects 30 finalists, for their exceptional impact and performance. The 30 finalists are showcased at JEC World via Technical Posters in the Innovation Awards «Hall of Fame» area. Out of these 30 finalists, 10 are finally short-listed by a jury and awarded during a ceremony, on the second day of the show.The benefits of joining the JEC Innovation Award.

Recognized as an institution all over the world, the JEC Innovation Awards allow the winners and their partners to gain:

  • International recognition
  • Enhanced exposure during the show and all year long
  • Business opportunities
  • Customer confidence




Injection forming of gears on CF-PAEK drive shafts

Winner: Herone (Germany) and partners TU Dresden (Germany), Victrex Europa GmbH (Germany).

Injection forming of gears on CF-PAEK drive shafts

Injection forming of CF-PAEK composite profiles with CF-PEEK – a smart progression of the overmoulding technology to reach the next-level of connection strength for integral composite profiles.


Zero-defect manufacturing process

Winner: Profactor GmbH (Austria) and partners Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany), Danobat (Spain), Dassault Systemes SA (France), FIDAMC- Fundación para la Investigación, Desarrollo y Aplicación de Materiales Compuestos (Spain), IDEKO S. COOP (Spain), InFactory Solutions GmbH (Germany), M. Torres Diseños Industriales SA (Spain), Profactor GmbH (Austria)

Zero-defect manufacturing process

The development is a zero-defect manufacturing process for large composite parts. It uses inline monitoring and decision support systems to avoid defects showing up only during final NDT.


Composite guide rails for a roller-blind sunroof

Winner: Polyscope Polymers (Netherlands)

Composite guide rails for a roller-blind sunroof

The first time that a thermoplastic composite successfully replaces aluminium for guide rails on roller-blind sunroof modules.


Fast manufacturing of complex TP composites

Winner: Evopro Systems Engineering Kft. (Hungary) and partners eCon Engineering Kft. (Hungary), HD Composite Zrt. (Hungary), Université de technologie et d’économie de Budapest, Faculté de génie mécanique (Hungary) et Académie hongroise des sciences, Centre de recherche en sciences naturelles (Hungary)

Fast manufacturing of complex TP composites

Automated, short-cycle-time production of thermoplastic polymer composites with a special focus on high functional integration, complexity and recyclability of the parts, based on T-RTM technology.


Bendable TP composite reinforcements for concrete

Winner: Arkema (France) and partners Arkema (France), National Cooperative Highway Research Program – NCHRP (USA), Sireg (Italy), Université de Miami (USA)

Bendable TP composite reinforcements for concrete

Readily bendable thermoplastic composite bar and cable for reinforced and prestressed concrete revolutionizing the durability of construction.


Bio4self – Self-reinforced PLA composites

Winner: Technical University of Denmark (Denmark) and parters Centexbel (Belgium), Comfil (Denmark), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Germany)

Bio4self – Self-reinforced PLA composites

Bio-based, easy-to-recycle self-reinforced composite materials using high-stiffness PLA fibres for use in sports, automotive and medical applications.


FMC for the KTM carbon skid plate

Winner: KTM-Technologies GmbH (Austria) and partners KTM-Technologies GmbH (Austria), Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites GmbH (Germany)

FMC for the KTM carbon skid plate

The first structural composite skid plate produced using an FMC/NCF/elastomer hybrid. This direct production line with a one-shot process enables the best product-market fit in series production in terms of properties and costs.


Continuous-fibre 3D printing

Winner: Continuous Composites (USA) and partners Air Force Research Lab (USA), FCA / Comau (USA), Lockheed Martin (USA), Siemens (USA)

Continuous-fibre 3D printing

Continuous Fibre 3D Printing (CF3D™) combines composite materials with a 3D printing process, creating a mouldless out-of-autoclave  process. The result is a drastic reduction in cost and lead times.


ACCUM: universal composite catenary cantilever

Winner: Stratiforme Industries (France) and partners Armines Douai (France), CEF Centre d’essais ferroviaires (France), SNCF Réseau (France)

ACCUM: universal composite catenary cantilever

ACCUM is a universal composite catenary cantilever validated from 750V to 25kV and suitable for all standard and specific railtrack profiles, designed for easy supply, installation and maintenance.


Ultra-fast consolidator machine system

Winner: AZL AACHEN GmbH (Germany) and partners AZL Institute of RWTH Aachen University (Germany), Conbility GmbH (Germany), Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany), Engel Austria GmbH (Austria), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Fagor Arrasate S. Coop. (Spain), Faurecia Composite Technologies (France), Fraunhofer IPT (Germany), Laserline GmbH (Germany), Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH (Germany), Mubea Carbo Tech GmbH (Austria), Philips Photonics (Germany), SSDT Shanghai Superior Die Technology Co. (China), Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (Belgium)

Ultra-fast consolidator machine system

Modular production system for the mass-production of individual tailored blanks based on a piece flow approach in combination with laser-assisted thermoplastic tape placement with in-situ consolidation.


Fully FST compliant 16g composite aero seatback

Winner: Cecence (UK) and partners Acro Aircraft Seating LTD (UK), FTI (UK).

Fully FST compliant 16g composite aero seatback

Rapid hot compression moulded, fully composite 16g carbon seatback with FST compliance built in to its core, negating the need for fire proof dressing and with an out of mould paint ready surface.

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