JEC Forum DACH: Innovation and entrepreneursh...

Innovation and entrepreneurship rewarded

Startup Booster winners 2022 (Source: JEC)
Startup Booster winners 2022 (Source: JEC)

For its 2nd edition, JEC Forum DACH gathered the main actors of the composites industry for a dedicated networking and business meetings event in Augsburg/Germany from November 29-30, 2022. The event was highlighted by awards ceremonies.
JEC Forum DACH was launched by JEC Group, Paris/France in partnership with the Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AKV), Frankfurt/Germany, with a major goal to support the bustling composites industry of the German-speaking region. Unique in its format, the event aimed to be rotating to different cities in Germany (D), Austria (A) and Switzerland (CH) every year. The important geographical region DACH represents almost 45% of the composites industry in Europe. Networking and supporting the industry with new impulses is crucial, particularly in the key markets e-mobility, wind energy, building and infrastructure, and also the next generation of aircraft. At this year’s forum, the topic of sustainability/recycling proved to be one of the current focal topics of the industry.
Innovation Awards
The JEC Composites Startup Booster competition held a “local” version to shine a light on innovative composites projects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 5 finalists were invited to pitch their project in front of experts and leading industry players.
Among them, Composite Recycling, Ecublens/Switzerland, was designated as the winner, for developing a highly energy efficient and sustainable process to separate the resin from the fibers and make them reusable in new composites.
The AVK Innovation Awards invited 9 companies and projects on stage for their outstanding work in science and research in all the categories, with a special focus on sustainability. Mainly, promoting new products, components and applications made from fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP), it also highlights new processes and methods for manufacturing FRP products as well as research and science conducted by universities, colleges, and institutes.

The winners in the 3 categories are:
Products & Applications category
Lamilux Composites GmbH, Rehau/Germany: Lamilux Sunsation – the new standard under the sun.

Innovative Processes & Methods category
BaltiCo GmbH, Hohen Luckow/Germany: Rod laying technology as an additive manufacturing process.

Research & Science category
Institute for Textile Machinery and High Performance Textiles at the Technical University of Dresden (ITM), Dresden/Germany: Spherically curved fiber-reinforced plastic composite components made from near-net-shape fabrics.

Lamilux Sunsation = registered trademark

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