Startup Booster

Startup Booster

Join the 3rd edition of Startup Booster

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 in order to choose those with a potential impact for the industry, as a complement to the projects in which they are already involved. 
Launched in 2017, Startup Booster has already fostered the emergence of 150+ innovative projects from 25+ countries, 20 finalists and 6 winners.

 

The Call for Entries is now closed. The 10 finalists will be announced late January 2019.

Startup Booster 2019 Finalists

Aeon

AEON-T (Spain) : Enabling mass production of composite parts

AirGo

AirGo (Singapore): world’s first full composite economy class passenger seat developer

Arevo

Arevo (USA): Technology enabling direct digital additive manufacturing of ultra-strong, lightweight composite parts for end use applications in high volume

Biprocel

Biprocel (Spain) : A new generation of regenerated, high-end & plant-based materials

CellEQ

cellEQ (Germany): Developing, producing and distributing individual analysis equipment for the process-near shrinkage analysis of multi-component resin systems

Lavoisier

Lavoisier Composites (France): Carbonium®, a new generation of material entirely sourced from the aerospace transformation sector

Lingrove

Lingrove (USA) : Materials and design startup focused on plant based fibers and resins

Mantis Composites

Mantis Composites (USA): Bringing the advantages of carbon fiber composites to intricate parts which are currently only possible to make out of machined metals.

UBQ

UBQ Materials (Israel): Reducing your Carbon Footprint, empowering your pledge to the Environment and Future Generations

Woodoo

Woodoo (France): Augmented Wood

The Competitors

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

Process: 

  • Design 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Industry 4.0, Smart industry 

Products: 

  • New composite materials, including hybrid materials and IoT 
  • New application markets for composites

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 43,000+ 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

Winning Package

3 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 2020 (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€) 
  • A free Altair HyperWorks license for a period of 6 months (each license is a 10,000€ value)

High-Level Jury

Our Partners

Main Innovation Partners

AIRBUS
DAIMLER

Innovation Partners

ALTAIR
ASTECH

Recruitment Partners

ASSOCOMPOSITI
AUTO NEBULA
AZL
BPI FRANCE
COMPOSITES INNOVATION CENTRE
DRIVE
ECOMOTION
ICC
INSTITUT MINES TELECOM
LEICHTBAU
LPAC
MAI CARBON
MATERIAU POLE
SOLARIMPULSE FOUNDATION
TECHSTARS
TNFIS
US COMMERCIAL SERVICE
XC CONSULTANTS