JEC Composites Startup Booster celebrates fifth anniversary

The JEC Composites Startup Booster rewards innovations with the greatest potential market impact and promote them to an influential audience of decision-makers.

In Five years, it became a reference for entrepreneurship in the composites industry worldwide, shining a light each year on 20 finalists from all over the world, giving them the opportunity to pitch their project on JEC World’ stage before a panel of expert judges.

The competition has been organised in three different regions (Europe, USA and Asia) and has already fostered the emergence of 600+ innovative projects from 50+ countries, 80 finalists and 30 winners, including Arevo, Continuous Composites, ComPair, Fortify and Vartega.

To celebrate its fifth year anniversary of the JEC Composites Startup Booster, the organisation will highlight some of the greatest success stories of these past five years.

Five former winners or finalists have agreed to share their experience in a series of interviews available from March 15th on JEC Web TV:

  • UBQ Materials
  • Lavoisier Composites
  • Woodoo
  • Sound Bounce

To celebrate this milestone, all former winners are invited to the Startup Booster 5th Anniversary Cocktail taking place on Wednesday 4th May at 5.30pm, during JEC World 2022 (May 3-5), on the Startup Booster Village (Hall 6, H4).

The event will be an opportunity to network with the finalists and jury of Startup Booster 2022, alumni of the programme, sponsors of the competition and investors in the material space.

A special talk will also be given on 5th of May: 13.15 – 13.55 AGORA 6 (Hall 6). Five Years of Composites Entrepreneurship & Successful Collaborations

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of Startup Booster Competition, sponsors of the competition and alumni will focus on the motivation, the required qualities and challenges faced by an entrepreneur in the composites industry. This discussion will reflect on the outcome of their participation to Startup Booster in their respective entrepreneurial process, as well as success stories that came out of collaborations between startups and corporates.


  • Amael Cohades, founder & CEO, CompPair Technologies
  • Jelle Bloemhof, head of manufacturing technologies of composite, Airbus
  • Birgit Klockenhoff, project engineer advanced materials, hardware & digital technologies group research, sustainability and R&D functions, Mercedes-Benz
  • Sophie Tuviahu, VP business development and sales, UBQ Materials

Moderator: Ben Costantini, founder & CEO, Startup Sesame


JEC Group

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