JEC World reinforces its leadership as the foremost event of the composite materials industry
JEC World 2019 closed successfully, after three intense days of innovation, networking and knowledge sharing. “With more than 112 participating countries and 28 regional and international pavilions, JEC World – the place where the world of Composites meets – gathered the key players of the industry and their representatives, as illustrated by the premiere meeting of the global and European industry associations.
On top of that, the show highlighted the dynamic ecosystems of composite materials in France, Turkey as well as in the Netherlands, thanks to the special visit in Paris and an active participation of their companies, officials and government bodies,” Adeline Larroque, Show director JEC World explains.
regional & international pavilions
sqm of showfloor
Building & Construction
Defense, Security & Ballistics
Electrical & Electronics
Medical & Prosthetics
Oil & Gas
Railway Vehicles & Infrastructure
Infrastructure & Civil Engineering
Sport, Leisure & Recreation
regional & international pavilions
OPEN UP TO NEW HORIZONS WITH INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS
Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board
Initiator & Chairman
Director of MIT Senseable City Lab & Founding Partner
3 days of Conferences and Events program with 3 areas dedicated to presentations and workshops
Hours of inspirational & knowledge
NEW THIS YEAR
- Three Industry circles, dedicated to end-users professionals, in Automotive, Aerospace and Construction
- Three Countries on stage, highlighting three regions with strong composites ecosystem, The Netherlands, Turkey and France
- A Composites Students program, including the universities village, workshops and job center
- A 3D printing dedicated Area
OPEN UP TO NEW HORIZONS WITH INNOVATION PROGRAMS
JEC Innovation Awards, an international benchmark. On the international stage of JEC World, composite innovation is everywhere! During this second day of the world’s largest composites exhibition, the winners of the JEC Innovation Awards were announced. The ceremony was opened by Bertrand Piccard, the founder and visionary behind Solar Impulse, the first zero-fuel aircraft with perpetual autonomy. The jury then announced the ten composite innovation champions selected among 30 finalists, from more than a hundred entries, and the public awarded its prize.
KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL: the partner of the JEC Innovation Awards
The first day of the show was marked by the announcement of the three winners of the largest international startup competition in the composites field! In the last three years, 270 projects have been picked out from over 30 countries, with 30 finalists and a total of nine winners.
“JEC World is THE place to promote innovation, foster networking and showcase the potential of composites to all industries. Among our actions, we are developing the innovation capabilities of startups with the Startup Booster program,” explains Anne-Carole Barbarin, JEC Group Programs Director.
Main innovation partners
Through its Composites Challenge, JEC Group is spotting the next generation of composite leaders!
For the second year running, the Composites Challenge programme has brought together research and industry through a competition between ten PhD students chosen for the quality of their research in the field of composites. “One of the roles of JEC World is to be on the lookout for tomorrow’s innovations and the people who are making them happen. This goal is addressed through the second edition of the Composites Challenge, which puts ten PhD students, from all four corners of the world, in competition with each other. They all met the difficult challenge of presenting their theses in five minutes with a single slide, in front of an exclusive jury of experts. New to the 2019 edition is the selection of two winners: one by the jury and one by the public,” explains Anne-Carole Barbarin, JEC Group Programs Director.
Based on the ten individual presentations by PhD students, the jury selected Polette Centellas, University of Illinois, as winner of the second edition of the Composites Challenge. The subject of his thesis is: Frontal Polymerization for Rapid Composite Manufacturing.
Through a vote held during the ceremony, the public chose Adam Smith, McGill University. His thesis is on: From Ply-cutter to Press: Aerospace Prepreg Recycling Re-Imagined!