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Innovation Awards [clear filter]
Wednesday, June 2

16:00 CEST

Back to the Future: Flying Man Becoming Real – How I built Flyboard® Air and Jet Racer®
Franky “Flying Man” Zapata is CEO of Zapata Company, and the inventor of the Flyboard® Air, a kind of jetpack/hoverboard powered by turbo jets. Zapata recently participated in the 2019 Bastille Day military parade riding his invention and successfully crossed the English Channel from France to England few weeks later. Franky is now working on building a flying car, the Jet Racer®, that he hopes to introduce very soon. Discover the journey of Franky Zapata and how his company brings innovative engineering concepts, especially in the field of materials, with the aim of democratizing personal air mobility.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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CEO & Founder, Zapata Company
He is undeniably an inventor.Ever since he was a small boy, Franky Zapata has dreamt of being able to fly. As his other consuming passion has always been speed, he chose to start his career in the jetski world where he worked relentlessly to become the best in his field. In his first... Read More →

Wednesday June 2, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 CEST
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

17:00 CEST

JEC Innovation Awards Ceremony
A celebration of the most successful and innovative projects in the Composite industry
The JEC Innovation Awards identify, promote and reward the most innovative composite projects worldwide. They celebrate the fruitful cooperations between the different segments of the Composite Supply Chain. After a recruitment phase via online submission forms, JEC selects 30 finalists, for their exceptional impact and performance. The 30 finalists are showcased at JEC World via Technical Posters in the Innovation Awards «Hall of Fame» area.
Out of these 30 finalists, discover the 10 finalists short-listed by a jury of experts and decision makers of the Composites Industry.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Chantal FUALDES


Expert Composite Airframe- Head of Airframe Certification, AIRBUS
avatar for Anurag BANSAL


Global Business Development Manager, ACCIONA CONSTRUCTION S.A
With MBA in Operations and Bachelor's in Production Engineering, Anurag Bansal has more than 20 years of experience in various domains of Composite Industry (for instance-manufacturing, product and process development, customer co-ordination, material sourcing, product outsourcing... Read More →
avatar for Christophe BINETRUY

Christophe BINETRUY

ECCM19 General Chair & Professor, Ecole Centrale de Nantes
Christophe Binetruy is faculty member at Centrale Nantes (France) where he is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Institute of Civil Engineering and Mechanics (GeM). He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lille (France) in 1996 and his Habilitation... Read More →
avatar for Robert BUCHINGER


Business Development Advanced Industry Systems, M. Swarovski GmbH
Robert Buchinger is responsible for Business Development at SWARCO Advanced Industry Systems since May 2019. His professional career includes research in the renewable energy field as well as consulting, international cooperation and project management in innovation, research and... Read More →
avatar for Karl-Heinz FÜLLER

Karl-Heinz FÜLLER

Manager Future Outside & Materials, Daimler
Dr. Füller studied mechanical engineering at the University Stuttgart (Germany, 1988-1994) and at the George-Washington University (USA, 1991-1992). After his industrial PHD program on ceramic braking systems he joined the Daimler AG as a project manager for manufacturing engineering... Read More →
avatar for Sung Kyu HA

Sung Kyu HA

Professor & Head of Center for Structures & Composites, Dept.,, Hanyang University
Dr.Sung Kyu Ha is a professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering in Hanyang University. He received a B.Eng. (1983) in Mechanical Engineering from Hanyang University, and M.S (1985) and a Ph.D. (1988) in Mechanical Engineering from Standford University. Ever since 1991, Dr. Ha... Read More →
avatar for Brian KRULL


Global Director of Innovation, Magna Exteriors
As global director of innovation for Magna Exteriors, Brian Krull leads the development and implementation of strategies to inspire and significantly strengthen a culture of collaboration and innovation across the organization. Krull joined Magna in 2009 as a senior product engineer... Read More →
avatar for Henry Hyunkyu SHIN

Henry Hyunkyu SHIN

Head of Carbon Business Center, KCTECH
Expert in commercilization of Advanced materials and composites Technology. High performance in Composites projects management.Finalcial Director of Korea SAMPE. Director of KSCM (Korea Society of Composites Materials). Director of Korea Carbon Valley.
avatar for Kiyoshi UZAWA

Kiyoshi UZAWA

Professor/Director, Innovative Composite Center of Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Kiyoshi Uzawa is a Professor/Director of the Innovative Composite Materials Research and Development Center (ICC) at Kanazawa Institute of Technology Japan, where he has been since 2013. After having experienced years of product development in private companies, he began his academic... Read More →
avatar for Deniz KORKMAZ


Composite Technologies Director, EMEA, Kordsa
Deniz Korkmaz, is a true believer in innovation. After working in academia in Turkey and US for 14 years, she joined Kordsa R&D in 2008. Currently, she is serving as Composites Technologies Director, EMEA of Kordsa, willing to push the limits in composites further than most have ever... Read More →
avatar for Yann PENFORNIS


Managing Director, Multiplast Group Carboman
CEO, MultiplastYann PenfornisCarboman CEO Yann Penfornis is one of the world’s leading high end sailing boats builder. Born on September 1966, he has built innumerable record-breaking yachts, including the trimarans Sodebo, Gitana 17 and Idec, who recently brought Multiplast a 6th... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Peter HOPWOOD


Founder, Hopwood Communications
Born in Watford (UK), Peter is a communications and presence coach, public speaking & pitch trainer, conference host running Hopwood Communications. Essentially, his strength lies in helping companies, professionals, startups and high performers to confidently communicate with impact... Read More →


Wednesday June 2, 2021 17:00 - 18:00 CEST
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)