Composites Challenge

Composites Challenge

PhD Challenge dedicated to the Composite Industry

Composites Challenge is a competition of PhD sourced and selected for the quality of their research work in the field of composites.
The Challenge: 5 minutes to pitch their thesis using 1 slide.

Want to apply to Composites Challenge 2020?


E-mail: [email protected]


  • July 20, 2019 : 2020 Official launch, invitation to apply
  • December 05, 2019: Deadline for applications
  • December 16, 2019: Finalists announcement
  • March 4, 2020 – Morning: Finalists pitch sessions during JEC World
  • March 4, 2020 – Afternoon: Winners ceremony during JEC World

The Format

A win-win program

For the PhD

  • Direct access to the industry, potential investors or buyer of their research
  • A unique way to promote their research to the 43,500+ participants of the show and the 100,000+ JEC World community contacts
  • A gateway to recruiters

For the industry

  • Source of innovation and solutions at early stage
  • Source of talent

A great event

The recruitment campaign take place each year from September to December.

Participate in the Composites Challenge to reap the benefits:

  • A press release to announce the finalists
  • Marketing campaigns targeting the 100,000+ JEC Group database contacts
  • Full coverage in the JEC World Digital Preview (sent one month prior to the show to the visitors and exhibitors)
  • A massive voting campaign via social media activities
  • A strong setup at the show, including technical posters; printed promotional materials with a dedicated brochure; a pitch session; and an award ceremony



Postdoctoral Researcher
Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites, EPFL


The Economist

The Agenda

  • 11.35am – 11.40am: Introduction
  • 11.40am – 12.00pm : Keynote presentation – « From PhD to Entrepreneur » by Christian Fischer
  • 12.00pm – 1.00pm: Pitch of the 10 PhD finalists
  • 4.35pm – 4.45pm: Awards ceremony of the Composites Challenge

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