JEC announces finalists for 2020 Innovation Awards

JEC Group has announced its JEC Innovation Awards finalists, 33 total from 11 categories. Winners will be announced at JEC World 2020 on March 4.
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JEC Group (Paris, France) has announced the finalists for its annual JEC Innovation Awards. After pre-selecting 33 finalists, the jury now has one month to select a winner in each of 11 categories. The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony to take place during JEC World 2020 on Wednesday, March 4, at 5 p.m., on the Agora stage (Hall 5).

The international jury represents the entire composites value chain:

  • Anurag Bansal, Manager Global Business development, ACCIONA Construction S.A.
  • Christophe Binetruy, General Chairman & Professor, EC Nantes
  • Robert Buchinger, Business Development Advanced Industry Systems, Swarco
  • Chantal Fualdes, Head of Airframe Certification, Executive Expert Composite Airframes, Airbus
  • Karl-Heinz Fuller, Manager hybrid materials, concepts and AMG, Daimler
  • Sung Ha, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 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

An online voting process will be held for each category to choose a second-place winner for the general public’s favorite innovations. Beginning Feb. 1, the public will be able to vote online at http://innovationawards.jec-world.events.

Finalists for each category are listed below:
























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