Through a program that includes one-to-one business meetings, conferences, startup competition, and awards, JEC Forum DACH's primary goal is to promote the DACH region’s dynamic composites ecosystem.
This year JEC Forum DACH takes place in Augsburg/Germany from November 29-30, 2022, and expects 500 attendees from Germany (D), Austria (A) and Switzerland (CH).
The full conference program
of the 2-day event is now available. It will include composites market overview, hot topics such as recycling and sustainability, and innovation, with the JEC Composites Startup Booster and the AVK Awards.
The keynote and plenary conference session on the first day will focus on market developments in the composites markets in Europe and in the DACH Region, and on the recycling of composites.
On day 2, keynote and plenary conference session will focus on sustainability of composites, and innovations in raw materials, processes and applications.
AVK Innovation Awards
The AVK Innovation Awards promote new products, components and applications made from fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP), and also shine a light on new processes and methods for manufacturing FRP products as well as research and science conducted by universities, colleges, and institutes. They are awarded those who have proven their outstanding work in science and research in all the categories, with a special focus on sustainability.
The JEC Composites Startup Booster
Entrepreneurs, SMEs, start-ups and academic spinoffs building innovative composite and advanced materials projects that are based in Germany, Austria or Switzerland (the DACH region) have applied to be part of the world’s leading start-up competition of the industry. The 5 finalists are:
• BioWerkz: Closing the Loops
• Bufo Technology – Hardcork: High-performance bio-based composite – superior by nature
• Cavicore: Water soluble salt cores for the production of hollow carbon fiber parts
• Composite Recycling: Closing the loop on composite materials
• Microwave Solutions GmbH: Imagineering a sustainable future
The winners of the AVK Innovation Awards and the JEC Composites Startup Booster winner will be revealed on November 29, 2022.
Right after the forum, on December 1, 2022, ITA Augsburg will open its doors to the attendees, to present various recycling solutions and enable them to visit its Recycling Atelier and Laboratories. All participants are invited to join a Composites Tour, that will include ITA Reinforced! Network Presentation, ITA projects in “Recycling of composites” and other ongoing projects as well as an exclusive guided tour of the ITA Recycling Atelier and Laboratories.