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Startup Booster

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Startup Booster

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

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Startup Booster

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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 900+ innovative projects from 60+ countries, 100 finalists, and 28 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 2024

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Deadline : December 3rd, 2023 

Startup Booster Asian Tour

Startups based in Asia and submitting to Startup Booster at JEC World 2024 will participate in a pre-selection round on November 27th 2023 in Seoul, Korea.

Applications for Startup Booster Asian Tour are now closed.

5 startups will be selected for the Startup Booster Asian Tour and they will pitch for 5 minutes (through a video recording) to a jury of experts and investors, and this will followed by 3 minutes of Q&A with the jury (live on site or remotely)


  • Daniel Do Yeon KIM, Investor & Associate, XPLOR Investment
  • Dr. Dohoon SHIN, Group Leader of Development Engineering, Commercial Aerospace Division, Korean Air
  • Henry SHIN, Chief Director, Korea Carbon Industry Promotion Agency (KCARBON)
  • WooJae SUNG, Assistant Professor, Chungnam National University
  • Pr. Kiyoshi UZAWA, Professor & Director, Kanazawa Institute of Technology / Innovative Composite Center

1 Winner will be selected by the jury and the winner will be automatically selected among the 20 finalists of Startup Booster at JEC World 2024 and will receive a financial prize of 2,000€.

The other finalists and any other startups based in Asia not selected in this pre-selection round will still be considered by for the final selection by the sponsors of the competition.

Official Sponsor


The 2023 Winners



The 2023 Finalists

Products & Materials


Process, Manufacturing & Equipment


2023 Awards Ceremony

Discover the winners of JEC Startup Booster in 2023 on JEC WebTV.

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 2024

  • Registrations to JEC World 2024

  • A space within the Startup Village of JEC World 2024 (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 2024

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 25,000€ package, including:

  • Startup Booster Award (500€)
  • Cash prize (3,500€)
  • Fully equipped booth at JEC World 2025 (11,000€)
  • Media coverage – advertising and interview (10,000€)


Main Innovation Partners



Innovation Partner



Sourcing Partner