Startup Booster


Join this edition of Startup Booster at JEC Korea Online

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 500+ innovative projects from 40+ countries, 60 finalists and 20 winners.

The Competitors

Open to entrepreneurs, SMEs, startups and academic spinoffs building innovative composites projects, based in Asia. Startup Booster competition categories include:


  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Digitalization / Industry 4.0 / Smart Industry
  • Non-Destructive Testing Solutions
  • Sustainability & Recycling Solutions

Materials & Products:

  • New composites materials including hybrid materials, bio-sourcing and intelligent composites
  • New applications and markets for composites (Composites in new mobility applications i.e Fuel Cell Tanks, etc.)
  • Intelligent surfaces, displays and smart textiles

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 brand awareness increase 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
  • 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

Winning Package

The finalists will benefit from:

  • A Pitching Session in front of a jury of leading industry experts and investors during JEC Korea Online 2020 (3’ elevator pitch + 3’ Q&A with the jury)
  • Registrations to JEC Korea Online
  • 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
  • Inclusion of the elevator pitch in JEC Web TV
  • Registrations to JEC World 2021 in Paris (9-11 March 2021)

Out of the 10 finalists, two winners will be nominated – one from the jury and one from the audience through an online vote.

The two winners will get a VIP access to JEC World 2021, perks from sponsors and partners (when available), a booth at JEC Korea 2021, in Seoul, as well as access to investment opportunities.

They will also be automatically integrated in the Startup Booster applications of JEC World 2022 for consideration by the sponsors of the competition (Airbus, Daimler & Magna).

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 to be announced soon.

Are you a startup working in the field of #Composites and Advanced Materials? Are you based in Asia? Are Ready to grow your business with key players in the Composite Industry and OEMs in Asia?


Deadline October 31

2020 Partners

2020 Sponsors


2020 Recruitment Partners