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23rd August 2019, Paris

Applications open for JEC Startup Booster Asian round

Launched in 2017, JEC Startup Booster is a unique start-up competition in the world of composites in which hundreds of start-ups participate to pitch their breakthrough innovations in front of a jury of experts from international groups and companies involved in the making of innovative materials. As announced last May, JEC Startup Booster is touring in two different regions of the world – America and Asia.

After making its first stop at JEC Forum Chicago 2019, where three North American start-ups were celebrated and won the chance to attend JEC World 2020, JEC Startup Booster competition will make its second stop at JEC Asia in Seoul next November. This second leg of the competition is now accepting online applications until 30 September 2019. Ten Finalist Start-ups will be selected through a dedicated call for entry at

The competition is open to entrepreneurs with innovative projects, SMEs and academics and is divided in two categories: Process (Design, Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Smart industry) and Product (new composite materials, including hybrid materials and IoT; new application markets for composites).

In each region, selected start-ups will pitch in front of a jury of experts and leading industry players. The final leg of the competition will take place at JEC World in Paris from 3-5 March 2020.

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