The JEC composites innovation awards winners to be announced online on may 13 at noon (paris time)

Following the launch of the podcast series in March, JEC Group will name the winners of the 2020 JEC Innovation Awards on May 13 at noon (CET) through digital broadcasting for the first time. The recent global health crisis has prevented the ceremony from taking place during JEC World 2020, but the entire composites community as well as the finalists are expecting the 2020 winners to be revealed. This initiative will be followed very soon by other digital program.

A unique and exciting time that brings the composites industry together.

“We are very proud and excited to bring you this new all-digital JEC Innovation awards ceremony duringthis challenging era of social distancing and limited travel. JEC Composites Innovation Awards are more than  just  an  awards  ceremony.  They  are  meant  to  inspire  the  whole  industry  and  shed  light  on  the excellent work carried out by the prize winners, and a year couldn’t go without celebrating them,”said Franck GLOWACZ, Innovation Content Leader at JEC Group.

A cutting-edge selection process and a prestigious jury

After  pre-selecting  33  finalists,  a  cutting-edge  selection  process  and  a  prestigious  jury  has  selected  one  winner  in  each  category  (Additive  Manufacturing,  Aeronautics,  Automotive,  Construction- Infrastructures  &  Civil  engineering,  Design  &  Furniture,  Maritime  Transportation  &  Shipbuilding,  Process,  Railway  Vehicles  &  Infrastructure,  Recycling,  Space,  Sports  &  Health  care).  High-level innovations and high-talented professionnals will be rewarded at this ceremony:

The international jury representing the entire composites value chain includes:


  • Anurag BANSAL, Manager Global Business development, ACCIONA Construction S.A
  • Christophe, BINETRUY, Professor, EC Nantes•Robert BUCHINGER, Business Development Advanced Industry Systems, Swarco
  • Chantal   FUALDES,   Head   of   Airframe   Certification,   Executive   Expert   Composite   Ai   rframes, Airbus
  • Karl-Heinz FULLER, Manager hybrid materials, concepts and AMG, Daimler
  • Sung HA, Professor, Hanyang University•Deniz KORKMAZ, Ph.D. Composite Technologies Director, EMEA, Kordsa
  • Brian KRULL, Global Director of Innovation, Magna Exteriors•Yann PENFORNIS, Managing Director, Multiplast
  • Henry SHIN, Director - R&D Composites Innovation Centre, KCTech
  • Kiyoshi UZAWA, Professor/ Director (Ph.D.), Innovative Composite Centre

The online  ceremony  will  be  hosted  by  Peter  Hopwood  and  Franck  Glowacz from  12  to  1pm,  and  each of the awards will be named by the jury members.

Save the date for the JEC Innovation awards online ceremony

May 13th 2020 @ 12pm

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