JEC Korea Online is being launched by JEC Group, the world’s leading and most innovative media and events company entirely dedicated to fostering the development of the composite materials industry. It will showcase Startup Booster which is the leading startup competition in the world of Composites & Advanced Materials. Therefore, it will enable companies to find and assess innovations having a potential impact on their industry, in addition to the projects they may already be involved in. Startup Booster has fostered the emergence of over 500 innovative projects from over 40 countries. In addition, There have been 60 finalists and 20 winners to date. 

Calling all Startups in Korea in the World of Composites 

JEC KoreaStartup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of composites. JEC Korea Online will bring Startup Booster to Korea. The competition will take place on November 24th-26th, 2020. The event will be organized online and will provide the Asian market with a Composites platform in 2020. Therefore the platform will allow participants to meet online, network, and share ideas. It is open to entrepreneurs in Korea with innovative projects, SEMs, and academic spinoffs, in 2 categories: 


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


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

Up to 10 startups will be selected to pitch in front of a jury of leading industry experts and investors during JEC Korea Online 2020. Each of the 10 startups will have 3 minutes to present followed by 3 minutes of Q&A with the jury. Furthermore, each pitch will be recorded and integrated into the JEC Web TV. This will offer startups visibility in the composite industry. 

The jury panel will select 1 winner and the audience will select the other (Total 2 winners). The call for entries for startups to apply is already open and startups in Korea have until October 31st.

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JEC Korea OnlineJEC World 2021 

Winners from the JEC Korea Online Startup Booster will move on to JEC World 2021. They will have VIP access and perks from sponsors and partners (when available), a booth, and access to investment opportunities. There the startups will be able to reach key decision-makers and find industry partners and customers. In addition, they will get a boost to their brand awareness among all players present at the show. The JEC Group community has over 100,000 members. Furthermore, they will also be automatically integrated into the Startup Booster applications of JEC world 2022 for consideration by the sponsors of the competition (Airbus, Daimler & Magna). 

JEC World 2021 will feature a strong jury composed of experts from international groups and companies involved in innovative materials. Such companies include 3M, Airbus, Alstom, Altair, Daimler AG, GE Digital, Valeo, and Magna. In addition, there will be leading investors in the field of materials, such as Solvay Ventures, BASF Venture Capital, and Omnes Capital.

Great for Corporations/Industry

The JEC World 2021 brings in corporations looking to find and assess innovative, specialized composite startups that can have an impact on their business. Therefore it is a great event to get inspiration from the next generation of entrepreneurs. Furthermore, corporations can grow their network within Universities, R&T and R&D centers, clusters, associations, industries, and media.

Composite/Advanced Materials Startups in Korea

The materials and chemicals industry is changing very rapidly. Therefore, Korean startups in this space will need to produce products faster and more sustainably. Events like JEC is a great way to not only network with some of the key players in the industry but to share ideas that will push this industry forward. Furthermore, JEC aims to continue to enable the next generation of sustainable innovation. They will continue to make big impacts on the composite/advanced materials industry. Therefore this is a great opportunity for startups to really make an impact and grow on a global scale.