Startup Booster

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Join this edition of Startup Booster at JEC Asia

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. Launched in 2017, Startup Booster has already fostered the emergence of 300+ innovative projects from 30+ countries, 40 finalists and 13 winners.

The Call for Entries is opened until September 30th, 2019. The 10 finalists will be announced in October 2019.

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 of the Asia pacific composites community and to find industry partners and customers
  • An increase of your brand awareness amongst the key players of the Asia Pacific industry
  • A visibility amongst the 100,000+ members of 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 from Asia Pacific
  • Position your brand with a successful program
  • Grow your network with universities, R&T and R&D centers, clusters, associations, industries and media from Asia Pacific

Winning Package

The 10 finalists will benefit from:

  • A Pitching Session in front of a jury of experts and leading industry players during JEC Asia 2019
  • Registrations to JEC Asia 2019
  • Exhibition space in the Innovation Area
  • Online Visibility through a dedicated communication plan (website, press release, emailing and social media)
  • A personal coaching for the pitch before the show
  • A direct access to the jury members
  • An access to Business Meetings platform, technical conferences program, VIP networking events and Composites Tour (if available)

Out of the 10 finalists, the jury will select three winners, at the show after the pitch session, that will get the following:

  • Gold Winner: Registration to JEC World 2020 + Travel (up to 2,000€) + Accommodation (3 nights) + Fast-track as finalist of Startup Booster at JEC World 2020 + Booth in the Startup Village
  • Silver Winner: Registration to JEC World 2020 + Accommodation (3 nights) + Booth in the Startup Village
  • Bronze Winner: Registration to JEC World 2020 + Booth in the Startup Village

High-Level Jury

The competition features a strong jury composed of experts from international groups and companies involved in innovative materials.

Members of the jury of Startup Booster at JEC Asia 2019 will be announced during Summer.

Our Partners

Recruitment Partners

AWESOME VENTURES
BLOCK 71
CHINA START
DERBI FOUNDATION
HANYANG UNIVERSITY
NATIONAL INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ASSOCIATION OF TAIWAN
PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
STARTUP GRIND
STARTUP STADIUM