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Innovation Planets

JEC World

Innovation Planets

The world's biggest showcase area highlighting the latest composites innovations.


Innovation Planets

Composites are used in an incredibly diverse range of applications due to their unique properties and possibilities. The Innovation Planets present parts from different companies and R&D centres in two showcase areas.
At JEC World 2024, there will be two Innovation Planets:

Mobility Planet: including Automotive, Land Transportation (railway, trucks, buses…), Marine Transportation, Aerospace, UAVs, and New mobility solutions

Construction & Industry Planet : including Building & Leisure, Civil Engineering, bridges, Marine Transportation, Equipment & Machinery, and Renewable Energy.

Mobility Planet

The Mobility Planet reflects the dynamic changes in the future of mobility and the enormous opportunities it bears for tomorrow’s mobility ecosystems, including road transportation, aerospace, and marine transport.



Construction & Industry Planet

The Construction & Industry Planet offers a strong focus on Building & Leisure. It also covers major areas including Civil Engineering, bridges, Marine Transportation, Equipment & Machinery, and Renewable Energy.

Showcased parts

Discover Composites - Sports

JEC has decided to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024, with an exhibition at JEC World 2024 showcasing the close ties between composites and sports, and the increasing use of composites over the past years in many of the 18 Summer Olympic and Paralympic sports.The “Discover Composites” exhibition will be located at the entrance of Hall 6 in the Main Gallery. The display will chart the evolution of the composites’ applications in the various disciplines up to present time through a variety of engaging formats, including real-world products, processes, and samples of materials. To prepare the exhibition, JEC commissioned Ignaas Verpoest, Emeritus Professor, Composite Materials Group, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Véronique Michaud, Head of Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and Helena Teixidó, PhD in Composites from EPFL, to document the history and its key milestones and achievements, and Linde De Vriese, team leader of the Composite Lab of Sirris (Leuven, Belgium), to create the materials and process displays. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to journey through different sports, gaining a deeper appreciation of the technological aspects and the benefits of composites to improve athletic performance.


Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)