Startup Booster

JEC World

Startup Booster

The leading startup competition in the world of Composites & Advanced Materials, tailored to find and assess the best innovations.


Startup Booster

Join Startup Booster 2023

The JEC Composites Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of Composites and Advanced Materials.

Launched in 2017, Startup Booster has been organized in three different regions (Europe, USA and Asia) and has already fostered the emergence of 700+ innovative projects from 60+ countries, 80 finalists and 30 winners, including FibreCoat, Arevo, Continuous Composites, CompPair, Fortify and Vartega...

The competition is opened to entrepreneurs, SMEs, startups and academic spinoffs building innovative projects in the field of Composites & Advanced Materials.

Participating companies


Startup Booster competition categories include:

  1. Products / Materials

  2. Process, Manufacturing & Equipment

Selection process

20 Startups will be selected to participate in JEC World 2023

Applications are closed.

The finalists

The 20 finalists will benefit from:

  • A Pitching Session in front of a jury of leading industry experts (including Airbus & Mercedes-Benz) and investors during JEC World 2023

  • Registrations to JEC World 2023

  • A space within the Startup Village of JEC World 2023 (with the possibility to showcase your innovation)

  • Online Visibility (website, press release, emailing, and social media)

  • A personal coaching for the pitch before the show

  • Direct access to the jury members and partners of Startup Booster

  • Your pitch session will be broadcast on JEC Composites WebTV

Jury 2023

The Winners

Out of the 20 finalists, 3 winners will be selected:

  • 2 winners selected by the jury (1 in each category)
  • 1 winner "Sustainability"

The 3 winners selected by the jury will get:

  • A Startup Booster Award made in Composites
  • 3,500€ financial prize
  • A fully equipped booth at JEC World 2024 (Value: 10,000€)

The 2022 Winners




Main Innovation Partners



Innovation Partner



Sourcing Partner



Supporting Partners



  1. Agora 6
    85 mins

    Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of composites and advanced materials.
    Discover the 10 startups in the category “Process, Manufacturing & Equipment” selected to pitch in front of the prestigious jury specially composed for this edition


    Main Innovation Partners: Airbus, Mercedes-Benz & Owens Corning
    Innovation Partner: Mitsubishi Chemical Group
    Soucing Partner: Startup Sesame
    Supporting Partners: Arya, Chloe Capital, Deeptech Community, Fark Labs, R3I, Startups Gear, Tech2Impact

    Main Innovation Partners

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    Innovation Partner

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  1. Agora 6
    25 mins
    Discover the winners of JEC Startup Booster, the leading startup competition in the world of composites & advanced materials. Three winners are selected by the jury out of the 20 finalists: "Products ...

    Main Innovation Partners

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    Innovation Partner

    Logo Mistubishi