Experience Composites Launches Startup Competition
JEC Group, Messe Augsburg and xC Consultants have partnered to launch the first ever startup competition in composites. The objective of the competition is to promote the innovation and the entrepreneurship spirit in the composites field during Experience Composites powered by JEC taking place in Augsburg, Germany, on September 21-23, 2016.
"We, at JEC Group, have always found pioneering ways to build bridges between different types of public from the R&D scientists to the and the OEMs”, says Mrs Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO. “We are glad to partner with Messe Augsburg and xC Consultants to create convergence between actual market needs, industrial processes and innovative ideas through this new competition that will highlight the potential of promising Startups in the ”, she adds.
Applications are open to Startups in need of a booster to reach the next level, seeking either business partners, investment and funding, and/or industrial partners. Closing date for applications is August 14, 2016. Up to 10 startups will be selected based on strict tangible criteria:
- The product and/or solutions for the composites industry
- The innovative business model
- Market attractiveness and business potentials
The finalists will be presented on the Startup Village at Experience Composites and will be given the chance to showcase their innovation to all attendees during the three days of the event. On September 21st, all the Startups will pitch (10 minutes each) their innovation in front of a jury of experts who will award 3 champions. These sessions will also be open to all Experience Composites attendees. The winners will be announced on September 21st at the occasion of the Opening night party. Among other benefits, the winners will receive a cash price up to EUR 10,000.
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