The main objective of JEC Forum DACH is to highlight the dynamic composites ecosystem in the DACH region. As part of this, and besides the comprehensive schedule of business gatherings and conferences, innovation and entrepreunership will be in the spotlight in Salzburg from October 24 to 25, 2023 as participants will have the chance to attend two key events, namely the JEC Composites Startup Booster and the AVK Innovation Awards.

Winners of both competitions will be announced during a dedicated ceremony at 5:00 pm on October 24th.

Startup Booster: the 3rd edition at JEC Forum DACH

For the third time at JEC Forum DACH, all entrepreneurs, SMEs, startups and academic spinoffs building innovative advanced materials projects that are based in Germany, Austria or Switzerland (the DACH region) have been invited to participate.
Following the application process, 5 finalists have been selected to pitch their projects at the Forum in front of a jury of experts on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 12.00 pm at Imlauer Hotel.

• René ADAM, Director Research and Technology , FACC
• Dr. Birgit HOFREITER, Director Innovation Incubation, Center TU Wien (i²c)
• Peter MARTIN, CEO, KTM Technologies
• Daniel STUMPP, Head of Global Marketing SAERTEX and SAERTEX multiCom, SAERTEX Group
• Dr. Pelin YILMAZ, Investment Director, International Chemical Investors Group

CARBOCON – Germany
Leading service provider when it comes to carbon reinforced concrete
CARBOCON is an independent service provider in the field of the innovative building material carbon reinforced concrete. We operate in different areas of business, ranging from civil engineering services to introducing new products and processes to the market. In this way, we advocate progress and sustainability in the building industry.

Fiberior – Germany
Cost efficient manufacturing of continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics!
Our mission is to revolutionize the production of fiber-thermoplastic composites with our new manufacturing process. The goal is to significantly reduce the production costs of continuous fiber-reinforced composites so that the advantages of these materials can be used cost-effectively for our customers.

Sustainable lightweight manufacturing technologies for the 21st century
We are developing the world’s first carbon fiber technology that makes components fully upcyclable. With our Infinite Component platform, we help innovators with the problem of making their carbon fiber components recyclable, as well as to enhance their weight and production cost-efficiency.

High performance materials enabling future technologies
Based on two international patents PlastFormance designs, crafts and distributes injection-molding compounds with unmatched physical properties. The granulate improves the next generation of fuel cells, helps electronics to increase live-time or shields gamma radiation replacing toxic lead. Only PlastFormance compounds combine functionality with processability at high filler contents.

VOIDSY – Austria
Non-contact, fast and cost-effective NDT. Next generation composite quality assurance.
voidsy gmbh, a recent deep-tech startup, is engaged in the development and commercialization of a highly innovative, photothermal tomography system. Based on the technology presented by voidsy, the non-destructive, non-contact and imaging inspection of components can be carried out up to 80% faster and more cost-effective than with previous standard methods.

JEC Forum DACH provides an excellent opportunity for suppliers and buyers from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to engage in extensive networking with industry peers during one-on-one business meetings, gatherings for lunch buffets and an Evening networking event in Salzburg. We anticipate approximately 300 attendees in total.