JEC Forum DACH’s primary goal is to promote the region DACH area’s dynamic composites ecosystem through a program that includes one to one business meetings, conferences, startup competition, and awards. This annual rotating event, unique in its format and content, will take place in Ausburg from November 29 to 30, 2022.
Gathering suppliers and buyers
This year’s forum is strategically located in a composites « golden triangle », between Munich, Augsburg and Ingelstadt. This dynamic area, at the heart of the Bavarian region is known to be hosting major companies such as Airbus, Faurecia, Kuka, Siemens, Voith Composites, KraussMaffei Technologies, Cevotec, Munich Composites, or Premium Aerotec, thus promising a great two-days opportunity to meet with key decision makers.
The digital platform available to all participants prior to the event enables to schedule one to one business meetings between buyers and suppliers from the whole value chain of composites, as well as informal networking during breaks, lunches and evening event.
Many suppliers have confirmed their attendance, covering various sectors: automotive, aerospace, building, sports & leisure (…) Among them: HEXCEL, BIESSE GROUP, FK GROUP SPA, CMS SPA, ELANTAS EUROPE S.R.L., PINETTE EMIDECAU INDUSTRIES, SYNTHESITES, SETE MIP SAS, CERO, MIKROSAM PRILEP AD, CHROMAFLO TECHNOLOGIES BV, NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS, LANGZAUNER GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H, HUFSCHMIED ZERSPANUNGSSYSTEME GMBH, SAERTEX GMBH & CO KG, GUNNAR AG, TOYOBO CHEMICALS EUROPE GMBH ,SVISMOLD – KUNSTSTOFFWERK AG BUCHS , TISSA GLASWEBEREI AG, THERMHEX WABEN GMBH ,VOMBAUR GMBH & CO KG ,EURO ADVANCED CARBON FIBER COMPOSITES GMBH, MITSUI CHEMICALS EUROPE GMBH, REBSTOCK CONSULTING GMBH & CO.KG, M. SWAROVSKI GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H (…)
In total, 500 attendees, suppliers and buyers, from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, are expected to participate to JEC Forum DACH 2022.
Conferences, organised by AVK, to punctuate this business meetings event
DAY 1 – November 29, 2022
10.15 – 11.45 am – “Keynote and Plenary Conference Session : Market Developments
Moderator: Dr. Michael Effing, AVK
- Developments of the Composites Markets in Europe and in the DACH Region
Dr. Elmar Witten, AVK
- Innovations and Future Applications for Composites
Prof. Klaus Drechsler, Fraunhofer IGCV
- A Challenging Market Environment: Raw Materials and Energy
- – 5.30 pm – “Keynote and Plenary Conference Session: Recycling of Composites
- Efficient high-volume production of sustainable lightweight composites
Udo Steinhauer (Profol)
- Natural Fibre and Bio Resin Applications
- Best Practice: Use of recycled materials
DAY 2 – November 30, 2022
9.00– 10.30 am – “Keynote and Plenary Conference Session: Sustainability of Composites
- Study: Composites Recycling in the DACH Region
Prof. Hans-Josef Endres, IKK
- Sustainable Cost-efficient Materials for High-Volume Lightweight Applications using Glass Fiber and recycled Carbon Fiber Reinforcements
Burak Baser, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials
- Open Challenges of the Circular Economy for the composites industry
Volker Mathes, AVK
3.15 – 4.45 pm – “Keynote and Plenary Conference Session: Innovations: Raw Materials, Processes and Applications
With the intervention of Ophelie Westphal, Demgy and Tahira Ahmed, Curve Works.
Celebrating composites innovation through awards and startup competition
The AVK Innovation Awards
One goal of the AVK Innovation Awards is to promote new products/components and applications made from fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) and promote new processes and methods for manufacturing FRP products. Universities, colleges, and institutes will receive an award for their outstanding work in science and research. In all the categories, sustainability will be the focus.
Another goal of the AVK Innovation Awards is to give prominence to the innovations and the companies/institutions behind them, thus publicizing their performance throughout the industry.
AVK awards celebrate innovations in fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) / composites in the following categories:
- Innovative products/components or applications
- Innovative procedures/processes
- Research and science
Startup Booster competition
Launched in 2017, Startup Booster has been organized in three different regions (Europe, USA and Asia) and has already fostered the emergence of 700+ innovative projects from 60+ countries, 80 finalists and 25 winners, including Arevo, Continuous Composites, FibreCoat, Fortify and Vartega.
This contest is open to entrepreneurs, SMEs, startups and academic spinoffs building innovative composite and advanced materials projects that are based in Germany, Austria or Switzerland (the DACH region).
A pitch session will take place at JEC Forum DACH, following which, out of the 5 finalists, 1 winner will be selected by the jury of the competition:
- Johannes BORN, AIRBUS Operations
- Willem BULTHUIS, Corporate Ventures Advisory
- Klaus DRECHSLER, TUM – Institute for Carbon Composites
- Inga GRIEGER, BMW i Ventures
- Ulrike TAGSCHERER, KUKA
Startups can apply until October 2nd > https://www.f6s.com/jec-forum-dach-startup-booster-2022/apply