PUZZLE X closes a successful first edition setting a new horizon for Frontier Materials

The first edition of PUZZLE X is focused on the use of Materials Deep Tech to build a better and more sustainable future. Organized by Advanced Material Future Preparedness Taskforce (AMPT), Fira de Barcelona and Mobile World Capital Barcelona, the event contained three days of showcases, visionary talks and networking, with 1,133 attendees. The aim of PUZZLE X is to create a new market for Frontier Materials to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
February 10, 2022

Supported by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, the Government of Catalonia and Barcelona City Council, PUZZLE X gathered leading international experts such as Nobel laureate, Konstantin Novoselov; Pablo Rodríguez, ambassador for [X], Google’s Moonshot Factory; Andrés De León, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies; and Carolina Aguilar, CEO and Co-Founder of INBRAIN Neuroelectronics, among many others. PUZZLE X featured on its inaugural edition three one-day programs: X-Change (November 16th), Co-Create (November 17th) and Ignite (November 18th).

The Director General of AMPT and Chief Creator of PUZZLE X, Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, said, “We are ecstatic about the overwhelmingly positive response we received over the past three days. And this is just the start. This week we clearly saw the potential of Frontier Materials to build a more prosperous and sustainable world. From printing plant-based meat, graphene textiles and green concrete, to printed electronic foundries in a box and flexible transparent sensors. These technologies are the building blocks of the future, and PUZZLE X is a collision ground where all actors involved are able to meet to co-create a better world.”

PUZZLE X™ Venture

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 and the Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCB) are creating 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 epicentre of Frontier Materials and the crossroads with SDGs.

PUZZLE X was jointly held with Smart City Expo World Congress and Tomorrow Mobility, gathering over 14,000 attendees at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue. In 2022, it will hold its second edition from November 15 to 17.

Frontier Materials

Graphene

Electronics & Devices

Concrete

Biosensors

Sustainability

Business

Innovation

What SDG is this related to?

No items found.

MATTERverse Activity

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Author

AMPT

AMPT (Advanced Material Future Preparedness Taskforce) is the leading international think tank, association, and platform of over 30 country chapters focused on architecting and cross pollinating the Frontier Material ecosystem. AMPT’s meticulously designed initiatives & programs focus on nurturing and developing 6 focal need-areas to deliver wholistic impact across the entirety of the ecosystem activated by leading academic institutions, industry stakeholders, start-ups and investors.

Related Contacts

Kostya Novoselov

Professor Sir Konstantin ‘Kostya’ Novoselov FRS was born in Russia in August 1974. He has both British and Russian citizenship. He is best known for isolating graphene at The University of Manchester in 2004, and is an expert in condensed matter physics, mesoscopic physics and nanotechnology. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for his achievements with graphene. Kostya is Langworthy Professor of Physics and Royal Society Research Professor at The University of Manchester.

Pablo Rodríguez

SPablo Rodriguez is a computer scientist, creative entrepreneur, and business leader. He has been the founding CEO at Alpha, Europe's first moonshot factory, and Ambassador for [X] — Google’s Moonshot Factory. Developing 10x science projects that will affect 100 Million+ people, be a force for good on the planet, and grow into new impactful businesses.

Carolina Aguilar

Neuroscientist and Business Executive with 15+ years of Medtech experience managing global complex environments from acquisitions to consolidated businesses with large P&Ls. Head of Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation for 10 years both as the European business director and Global commercialisation lead. Co-Founder and CEO of INBRAIN Neuroelectronics. Lover of value-based healthcare innovation leading to healthcare sustainability.

Andres De Leon

Andres has more than 25 years experience managing industrial corporations around the world. Today he leads an incredible team of outstanding professionals to build the hyperloop, the next breakthrough in mobility.

February 10, 2022

Supported by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, the Government of Catalonia and Barcelona City Council, PUZZLE X gathered leading international experts such as Nobel laureate, Konstantin Novoselov; Pablo Rodríguez, ambassador for [X], Google’s Moonshot Factory; Andrés De León, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies; and Carolina Aguilar, CEO and Co-Founder of INBRAIN Neuroelectronics, among many others. PUZZLE X featured on its inaugural edition three one-day programs: X-Change (November 16th), Co-Create (November 17th) and Ignite (November 18th).

The Director General of AMPT and Chief Creator of PUZZLE X, Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, said, “We are ecstatic about the overwhelmingly positive response we received over the past three days. And this is just the start. This week we clearly saw the potential of Frontier Materials to build a more prosperous and sustainable world. From printing plant-based meat, graphene textiles and green concrete, to printed electronic foundries in a box and flexible transparent sensors. These technologies are the building blocks of the future, and PUZZLE X is a collision ground where all actors involved are able to meet to co-create a better world.”

PUZZLE X™ Venture

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 and the Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCB) are creating 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 epicentre of Frontier Materials and the crossroads with SDGs.

PUZZLE X was jointly held with Smart City Expo World Congress and Tomorrow Mobility, gathering over 14,000 attendees at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue. In 2022, it will hold its second edition from November 15 to 17.

Frontier Materials

Graphene

Electronics & Devices

Concrete

Biosensors

Sustainability

Business

Innovation

What SDG is this related to?

No items found.

MATTERverse Activity

No items found.

Author

AMPT

AMPT (Advanced Material Future Preparedness Taskforce) is the leading international think tank, association, and platform of over 30 country chapters focused on architecting and cross pollinating the Frontier Material ecosystem. AMPT’s meticulously designed initiatives & programs focus on nurturing and developing 6 focal need-areas to deliver wholistic impact across the entirety of the ecosystem activated by leading academic institutions, industry stakeholders, start-ups and investors.

Related Contacts

Kostya Novoselov

Professor Sir Konstantin ‘Kostya’ Novoselov FRS was born in Russia in August 1974. He has both British and Russian citizenship. He is best known for isolating graphene at The University of Manchester in 2004, and is an expert in condensed matter physics, mesoscopic physics and nanotechnology. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for his achievements with graphene. Kostya is Langworthy Professor of Physics and Royal Society Research Professor at The University of Manchester.

Pablo Rodríguez

SPablo Rodriguez is a computer scientist, creative entrepreneur, and business leader. He has been the founding CEO at Alpha, Europe's first moonshot factory, and Ambassador for [X] — Google’s Moonshot Factory. Developing 10x science projects that will affect 100 Million+ people, be a force for good on the planet, and grow into new impactful businesses.

Carolina Aguilar

Neuroscientist and Business Executive with 15+ years of Medtech experience managing global complex environments from acquisitions to consolidated businesses with large P&Ls. Head of Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation for 10 years both as the European business director and Global commercialisation lead. Co-Founder and CEO of INBRAIN Neuroelectronics. Lover of value-based healthcare innovation leading to healthcare sustainability.

Andres De Leon

Andres has more than 25 years experience managing industrial corporations around the world. Today he leads an incredible team of outstanding professionals to build the hyperloop, the next breakthrough in mobility.

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