Startup Booster

Startup Booster

Join Startup Booster 2020

A unique competition tailored to find and assess sources of innovation in the Composite field

Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of Composites. It enables companies to find and assess innovations with a potential impact on their industry, as a complement to the project they may are already involved.

Launched in 2017, Startup Booster has already fostered the emergence of 300+ innovative projects from 30+ countries, 30 finalists and 10 winners.

CONTACT

JOIN US AT THE AGORA STAGE (HALL 5 ON JEC WORLD) TO DISCOVER AND MEET 2020 WINNERS

Two pitch sessions (10 startups for each) will be organized on the first day,

Tuesday, May 12th from 11.35 AM to 1.00 PM and 3.05 PM to 4.30 PM.

The three winners selected by the jury and the winner selected by the audience through an online vote during the pitch will be announced on Wednesday, March 4th during a dedicated Startup Booster Ceremony at 4.30 PM.

The Competition

The competition is open to entrepreneurs with innovative projects, SMEs and academic spinoffs, in 2 categories:

Process:

  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Digitalization / Industry 4.0 / Smart Industry
  • Non-Destructive Testing Solutions
  • Sustainability & Recycling

Materials & Products:

  • New composites materials including hybrid materials, bio-sourcing and intelligent composites, nano based solutions, Graphene solutions
  • New applications and markets for composites (Composites in new mobility applications i.e Fuel Cell Tanks, etc.)
  • Intelligent surfaces & displays (glass transparency solutions) and smart textiles

A win-win Program

For Startups:

  • A business acceleration with the chance to reach key decision makers and to find industry partners and customers
  • A boost to the brand awareness of the 43,500+ industry players present at the show
  • A boost to the brand awareness of the 100,000+ members of the JEC Group community

For Corporations / Industry:

  • Find and assess innovative, specialized composite startups that can have an impact on their business (process- or product-wise)
  • Take inspiration from a new generation of entrepreneurs
  • Position your brand with a successful program
  • Grow your network with universities, R&T and R&D centers, clusters, associations, industries and media

Startup Booster 2020 Finalists

Winning Package

4 Winners will be announced at the show after the pitch session and will get the following additional advantages:

  • 3,500€ financial prize
  • A fully equiped booth at the JEC World 2021 (Value: 10,000€)
  • An advertising page in the JEC World PREVIEW magazine, sent to over 80K contacts (Value: 2,800€)
  • 4 full invitation packages for JEC World 2020, including the 3-day conference courses (Value: 1,600€)

High-Level Jury

The competition features a strong jury composed of experts from international groups and companies involved in innovative materials.

Our Partners

Main Innovation Partners

AIRBUS
DAIMLER
MAGNA

Recruitment Partners

AEPHORIA
ASSOCOMPOSITI
CELC
COMPOSITES INNOVATION CENTRE
COMPOSITES UK
FEDERATION DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES
FLUENCY MARKETING
GRAPHENE COUNCIL
GROUPEMENT PLASTURGIE AUTOMOBILE
GUSEC
HONG KONG CYBERPORT
INSTITUT CARNOT
LEICHTBAU
MAI CARBON
MATERIAU POLE
MOST
NATIONAL COMPOSITE CENTRE UK
SKYSTAR VENTURES
TECHSAUCE