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Composites floating trophy for displaying innovation

Composites floating trophy for displaying innovation

Outstanding nominations which reflect world-class composite innovation have been received for the National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards at the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show from November 7-9.

Category E is the “Composites floating trophy for displaying innovation”. Whereas the other five awards categories recognise excellence in all areas of Advanced Manufacturing, including IT, Automation, lasers, AI and automation, Category E exclusively acknowledges companies showing innovation in the use of composites only.

Among the award nominees in this category are: AAT Composites, Advanced Fibre Form, Aerosud, CSIR, Custom Works, Gelvenor, Jonker Sailplanes

Secure a presence for your company by reserving a seat/s or a table at the prestigious awards function.

For information call  0861 101 475 or mail: [email protected]

These R113,000 bicycle wheels weigh less than a MacBook, and are in demand in South Africa

These R113,000 bicycle wheels weigh less than a MacBook, and are in demand in South Africa


In the world of cycling there is a distinct correlation between price inflation and gram reduction. The lighter and more structurally sophisticated components are, the more expensive they become.

You would imagine it odd paying more, for seemingly less, but the established cycling engineering mantra has always been: light, strong, cheap – choose two. In the case of the most crucial component on any bike, its wheels, to be both light and strong, certainly doesn’t come cheap.)

Click here to read how cheap and smartly engineered is a new carbon-fibre bicycle wheel that has representation in South Africa……..

JEC World Startup Booster

JEC World Startup Booster

You want to grow your business with the key players of the Composite Industry and the OEM?

Join the 3rd edition of STARTUP BOOSTER!

A unique competition tailored to find and assess innovations in the world of composites.

You are an entrepreneur with an innovative project, a SME, a Startup, including academic spinoffs.

You want to meet the world leaders in the composites industry to bring you to the next level.

Your project is in the following categories:


  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Digitalization / Industry 4.0 / Smart Industry

Materials & Products

  • New composites materials including hybrid materials, bio-sourcing and intelligent composites
  • New application and markets for composites

Apply now!
10 startups will be selected to pitch in front of a jury of experts and leading industry players at JEC World.

They will benefit from:

  • A presence on the Startup Village booth
  • A large communication plan
  • A personal coaching for your executive pitch before the show
  • A direct access to the jury members and the main innovation partners teams
  • Mentoring sessions during the show with industry experts

3 Winners will be announced at the show after the pitch session and will get the following additional advantages:

  • €3,500 financial price
  • A fully equipped booth at JEC World 2020 (Value: €10,000)
  • An advertising page in the JEC World PREVIEW magazine, sent to over 80K contacts (Value: €2,800)

4 full invitation packages for JEC World 2020, including the 3-day conference courses (Value: €1,600)