The PUZZLE X™ initiative is a vibrant global event + a 365-day Deep Tech venture builder dedicated to enabling materials of the future to help our world today. At the leading-edge of science and technology, it is an interception point and a collision ground for science, business, venture and societal impact. It brings Frontier Materials to the forefront to aid the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations by 2030. To that end, MATERPLAT, the Advanced Materials and Nanomaterials Spanish Technological Platform, which aims at gathering all the Spanish stakeholders working at the forefront of Materials Science and Engineering, will join forces with the inaugural PUZZLE X event taking place 16-18 November in Barcelona.
MATERPLAT is a transversal and industry driven technological platform coordinated by the IMDEA Materials Institute, and it gathers 242 Spanish entities developing and implementing advanced materials and nanomaterials. MATERPLAT is committed to foster collaboration and innovation to tackle the challenges of society and fostering sustainable development
Dr. Eduardo Troche, Head of Technology Transfer and Innovation Office of IMDEA and Manager of MATERPLAT, says that the partnership reflects “MATERPLAT’s priority to support initiatives addressing some of the most pressing problems in society with the vision of transferring fundamental and applied material science knowledge into impactful technology”.
Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Director General of AMPT, said that: "this partnership is another step for PUZZLE X to create an international ecosystem that connects startups, research institutes and business hubs to drive innovation and expedite the commercialisation of next-gen technologies for a better world.”
AMPT (Advanced Material Future Preparedness Taskforce) is a global task force coming together to leverage and use advances in material science for the prevention and management of global health emergencies and meeting the innovation needs of the post pandemic world. Crossing boundaries and borders, transcending politics, territories, cultures and ideologies, organizations, nations and groups come together to share knowledge and resources for the betterment of human life. Advanced Materials are key to the next generation of tailorable, effective solutions to many societal and technological challenges. The AMPT network of scientific labs, advanced material companies, testing facilities, health organizations, and innovation consumers provides a path for fast tracking current Advanced Material solutions, offering a roadmap for the next generation of solutions and countermeasure methodologies to come.
About PUZZLE X ™
The goal of PUZZLE X is to go beyond a yearly event and create an environment capable of nurturing disruptive ideas and transform them into tangible useful tools and products. To do so, AMPT will partner with the Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCB) to create a venture ecosystem through the MWCB’s Collider program to incubate and accelerate innovative startups in Barcelona with globally scalable solutions. PUZZLE X Venture Barcelona will become the first hub of entrepreneurial activities that will attract Materials Deep Tech companies and talent and establish Barcelona as the epicenter of Frontier Materials and the crossroads with SDGs.
MATERPLAT, the Advanced Materials and Nanomaterials Spanish Technological Platform, promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, is coordinated by the IMDEA Materials Institute and presided by Airbus. The main goal of MATERPLAT is the establishment of a framework of encounter and collaboration for the Spanish stakeholders working at the forefront of Materials Science and Engineering, foster collaboration between them and promote innovation. Currently, the platform is formed by 242 entities, including 117 companies (67 SMEs).