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28th November 2017, Paris

Jury for second Startup Booster confirmed

JEC Group has announced the list of confirmed jury members for the second edition of Startup Booster, a leading start-up competition in the field of composites, which will be held during JEC World 2018, from 6-8 March. The following prestigious jury have been confirmed:

  • 3M – Christophe Meuleman, Managing Director R&D
  • Airbus Commercial Aircraft – Jelle Bloemhof, Head of Composites Manufacturing Technologies
  • Alstom – Xavier Allard, Design & Styling Director
  • CETIM – Christophe Champenois, Composites Department Manager
  • Daimler AG – Dr. Karl-Heinz Füller, Manager hybrid materials, concepts and AMG
  • GE’s Digital European Foundry – Vincent Champain, General Manager
  • Innovation Plasturgie Composites (IPC) – Dr. Bertrand Fillon, General Director of Research
  • JEC Group – Ms. Frédérique Mutel, President & CEO
  • Vector Space System – Jim Cantrell, CEO & Co-founder

In 2018, Startup Booster will offer an intensive three day-programme, jointly organised with BPI France Le Hub, which will include a pitching session, a Startup Booster Winners Ceremony, Meet the jury sessions, a session by Solvay Venture, with Stéphane Roussel, CEO of Solvay Venture and Leandro CASTRO, CEO of MultiMechanics, and more.

In 2018, Startup Booster will offer an intensive three day-programme. © JEC Group

The 10 selected start-ups will benefit from unparalleled exposure to international media, and direct access to the composites industry, as JEC World attracts more than 40,000 visits over the three days. The selected start-ups will also be invited to the JEC World VIP Party, and will be offered a full logistic package.

Out of these 10, three will be provided with an 18m² stand for JEC World 2019, as well as a promotion package – worth EUR 10,000, and finally, EUR 3,500 to cover the costs of their participation in 2018.

“We are looking for innovative solutions to optimising the costs of our current production, as well as meeting our ambitious research targets. The robustness of processes throughout the complete carbon composite life-cycle, including reuse/recycling, is a key requirement for successful implementation. Reduction of non-valued added operations and increased process automation are key parts of this, with both thermoset and thermoplastic technologies within the scope of our interest,” said Jelle Bloemhof, Head of Composite Manufacturing Technologies, Airbus.

“We are looking for new technologies in the composite area, supporting our CASE innovation strategy. Specifically, we are looking into improving the cost situation, as well as activities making composites smarter – by integrating new sensor systems,” commented Dr Karl-Heinz Füller, Manager hybrid materials, concepts and AMG at Daimler AG.

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