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1/31/2020 | 7 MINUTE READ

JEC announces finalists for 2020 Innovation Awards

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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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Fives/NRC in-process inspection platform. Source, all images | JEC Group


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: