Co-Evolving the Future

Frontier Materials For What Really Matters

Virtual Global Forum | April 28-29

An International Forum on Policy, Frontier Materials & Global Impact

MATTER™ 2021 will be the convening grounds of global vision, dialogue and action that will spark a new momentum, enabling Frontier and Advanced Materials to solve some of humanity’s most immediate challenges.

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Agenda (April 28)

8:00 - 8:20 am (CDT)

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker (AMPT)
Dr. Antonio Castro Neto (NUS)

8:20 - 8:40 am  

Keynote Fireside Chat: " Frontier Materials Impact Through the Lens of "Planet, People and City & Society"

Sir Kostya Novoselov (NUS)
Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker (AMPT)

NEXUS 1

Planet

8:40 - 8:50 am   

Networking & Table Discussions

8:50 - 9:35 am  

Co-Think: "The Planet: Understanding the Problem(s)"

Moderator: Mike Rosenberg (IESE)
John Elkington (Volans Ventures)
Steve Martineau (COP26 High Level Climate Champions)

9:35 - 9:45 am  

Networking & Table Discussions

9:45 -10:30 am

Co-Think: "Science & Solutions: Can Frontier Materials Solve Some of the Problems of our Planet?"

Moderator: Mike Rosenberg (IESE)
Dr. Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University)
Dr. Carlo Iorio (ULB)
Dr. Andrea Ferrari (University of Cambridge)

10:30 -10:40 am

Networking & Table Discussions

NEXUS 2

PEOPLE

10:40 -11:20 am

Co-Think:  "The Vision for the Future of Health, Where Are We Headed?"

Moderator: Dr. Rod Menchaca (AIS)
Salvador Illa (Former Minister of Health, Spain)
Alba Vergés Bosch (Catalan Minister of Health)

11:20 - 11:30 am

Networking & Table Discussions

11:30 -12:10 pm

Co-Think:  "Science & Solutions: Tech + Bio, Next Gen Sensors, Diagnostics, Changing the Future of Human Health"

Moderator: Dr. Ravi Solanki (Primera Impact)
Dr. Shideh Kabiri Ameri (Queen's University)
Dr. Kiana Aran (Cardea Bio, Inc)
Dr. Deji Akinwande (University of Texas Austin)

12:10 -12:20 pm

Networking & Table Discussions

12:20 - 1:00 pm 

Co-Think:  "Venture Capital & Tech + Bio Startups | Make or Break?"

Moderator: Luca Venza (IESE)
Ori Sasson (Primera Capital)
Yitz Applebuam (MizMaa Ventures)

1: 00 -  1:45 pm

Meet & Mingle | Networking

Agenda (April 29)

8:00 - 8:15 am (CDT)

Welcome Remarks

NEXUS 3

City & society

8:15 - 8:25 am  

Remarks: "Innovation & Science for a Prosperous Society"

Ruth Hughs (Texas Secretary of State)

8:25 - 8:35 am   

Networking & Table Discussions

8:35 - 9:20 am  

Co-Think: "Cities: Sustainability, Mobility | What Does the Future Look Like?"

Moderator: Mike Rosenberg (IESE)
Chris Luebkeman (ETH Zurich)
Florian Lennart (NEOM)

9:20 - 9:30 am  

Networking & Table Discussions

9:30 -10:15 am

Co-Think: "Science & Solutions: Sensors, Autonomous Vehicles, Next Gen Chip Manufacturing | Frontier Materials & Innovation Infrastructure "

Moderator: Mike Rosenberg (IESE)
Dr. Frank Koppens (ICFO)
Dr. Ahmed Busnaina (Northeastern)

10:15 -10:25 am

Networking & Table Discussions

NEXUS 4

connecting the dots

10:25 -11:10 am

Ignite:  "PUZZLEX | Barcelona"

Moderator: John Hoffman (GSMA)
Carlos Grau (Mobile World Capital Barcelona)
Gabby Silberman (Barcelona Institute for Science and Technology)

11:10 - 11:20 am

Networking & Table Discussions

11:20 -12:00 pm

Co-Think:  "Global Collaboration | Crossing Domains, Boundaries & Borders"

Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker (AMPT)
Marco Falzeti (APRE)
Aravinth Panch (Dreamspace Academy)

12:00 -12:10 pm

Networking & Table Discussions

12:10-12:25 pm 

Ignite:  "AMPT Initiatives | Sustainability Assessment Tools for Frontier Materials?"

Aditi Sunil Khot (Purdue University)
Torkel Nord (University of Cambridge |Graphene Flagship)

12:25-12:30 pm 

Final remarks

12:30 - 1:15 pm

Meet & Mingle | Networking

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Speakers

Sir Kostya Novoselov
Nobel Laureate in Physics
National University of Singapore
Singapore
Salvador Illa
Former Minister of Health
Spanish Government
Spain
Ruth Hughs
Secretary Of State
State of Texas
US
John Elkington
Executive Chairman & Founder
Volans Ventures
UK
Alba Vergés Bosch
Minister Of Health
Catalan Government
Spain

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Dr. Mike Rosenberg
Professor & Author
IESE Business School
Spain
Carlos Grau
CEO
Mobile World Capital Barcelona
Spain
John Hoffman
CEO
GSMA ltd
US
Sophia Kianni
Climate Advisor
United Nations
US
Dr. Carlo Saverio Iorio
CEO
Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Belgium
Dr. Deji Akinwande
Professor of Electrical & Materials Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
US
Chris Luebkeman
Advisor to the President
ETH Zürich
Switzerland
Yitz Applebuam
Founder & Partner
MizMaa Ventures
US
Florian Lennert
Head of Urban Development & Mobility
NEOM
Saudi Arabia
Luca Venza
Director of Technology Transfer & Innovation
IESE Business School
Spain
Dr. Frank Koppens
Professor & Group Leader
ICFO - Institute of Photonic Sciences
Spain
Dr. Ahmed Busnaina
Distinguished Professor & Founding Director of CHN Center
Northeastern University
US
Torkel Nord Bjärneman
Business Developer
CGC University of Cambridge
UK
Dr. Rod Menchaca
CEO
AIS (Advances In Surgery Channel)
Spain
Marco Falzetti
Director
Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE)
Italy
Aravinth Panch
Co-Founder
Dreamspace Academy
Germany | Sri Lanka
Dr. Yury Gogotsi
Distinguished Professor & Director of Drexel Nanotechnology Institute
Drexel University
US
Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker
Director General
AMPT
US
Dr. Kiana Aran
Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Cardea Bio Inc.
US
Dr. Alejandro Bonilla
Director of Strategic Partnerships
AMPT
US
Dr. Antonio Castro Neto
Director of CA2DM
National University of Singapore
Singapore
Dr. Shideh Kabiri Ameri
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Queens University
Canada
Aditi Khot
Analyst
AMPT
US
Dr. Andrea Ferrari
Professor & Director of Cambridge Graphene Centre
University of Cambridge
UK
Gabby Silberman
Director General
Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)
Spain
Steve Martineau
Sector Lead
COP26 High Level Climate Action Champions
UK
Dr. Ravi Solanki
Co-Founder
Primera Impact
UK
Dr. Robert Fabregat Fuentes
Director General Research & Innovation
Ministry of Health Generalitat de Catalunya
Spain
Ori Sasson
Partner
Primera Capital
US

MATTER FORUM / 2021

1 EVENT
4 NEXUS

The MATTER Forum is organized around 4 distinct Nexus each with a cohesive series of dialogues and panels shedding light on the role and future of Frontier Materials for a better future. The first 3 nexus focus on solving some of the most pressing challenges of the PLANET, PEOPLE and SOCIETY through the lens of Frontier Materials. While the fourth Nexus will cut across these problem domains  and crystalize the mechanisms needed to maximize the impact of Frontier and Advanced Materials with the help of governments, academia industry, entrepreneurs and non-governmental organizations and civil societies.

NEXUS 1

Planet

NEXUS 3

CITY &
Society

NEXUS 2

PEOPLE

NEXUS 4

Connecting Dots

Panelists & Speakers

Sir Kostya Novoselov

Nobel Laureate in Physics
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Dr. Alejandro Bonilla

Director of Strategic Partnerships
AMPT
US

Aditi Khot

Analyst
AMPT
US

Dr. Ahmed Busnaina

Distinguished Professor & Founding Director of CHN Center
Northeastern University
US

Ruth Hughs

Secretary Of State
State of Texas
US

John Elkington

Executive Chairman & Founder
Volans Ventures
UK

Salvador Illa

Former Minister of Health
Spanish Government
Spain

Alba Vergés Bosch

Minister Of Health
Catalan Government
Spain

Dr. Kiana Aran

Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Cardea Bio Inc.
US

John Hoffman

CEO
GSMA ltd
US

Carlos Grau

CEO
Mobile World Capital Barcelona
Spain

Sophia Kianni

Climate Advisor
United Nations
US

Dr. Yury Gogotsi

Distinguished Professor & Director of Drexel Nanotechnology Institute
Drexel University
US

Dr. Shideh Kabiri Ameri

Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Queens University
Canada

Marco Falzetti

Director
Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE)
Italy

Ori Sasson

Partner
Primera Capital
US

Yitz Applebuam

Founder & Partner
MizMaa Ventures
US

Dr. Antonio Castro Neto

Director of CA2DM
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Florian Lennert

Head of Urban Development & Mobility
NEOM
Saudi Arabia

Dr. Rod Menchaca

CEO
AIS (Advances In Surgery Channel)
Spain

Dr. Robert Fabregat Fuentes

Director General Research & Innovation
Ministry of Health Generalitat de Catalunya
Spain

Gabby Silberman

Director General
Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)
Spain

Chris Luebkeman

Advisor to the President
ETH Zürich
Switzerland

Dr. Deji Akinwande

Professor of Electrical & Materials Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
US

Dr. Carlo Saverio Iorio

CEO
Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Belgium

Luca Venza

Director of Technology Transfer & Innovation
IESE Business School
Spain

Steve Martineau

Sector Lead
COP26 High Level Climate Action Champions
UK

Aravinth Panch

Co-Founder
Dreamspace Academy
Germany | Sri Lanka

Dr. Frank Koppens

Professor & Group Leader
ICFO - Institute of Photonic Sciences
Spain

Dr. Andrea Ferrari

Professor & Director of Cambridge Graphene Centre
University of Cambridge
UK

Torkel Nord Bjärneman

Business Developer
CGC University of Cambridge
UK

Dr. Ravi Solanki

Co-Founder
Primera Impact
UK

Dr. Mike Rosenberg

Professor & Author
IESE Business School
Spain

Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker

Director General
AMPT
US

Detailed Agenda will be announced March 5

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