From November 15 to 17, Barcelona will host the second edition of PUZZLE X™ a global initiative dedicated to fast-tracking the development of Frontier Tech in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Organized by MATTER, Fira Barcelona, and Mobile World Capital Barcelona, the PUZZLE X™ initiative is a yearly event and a 365-day venture builder to advance technologies in the physical world or in the MATTERverse for a more sustainable and prosperous future.
The PUZZLE X™ event is strategically co-located with Smart City Expo World Congress and will be held at Fira Gran Via venue. The three-day event will feature world-renowned thought leaders in innovation, deep tech science, sustainability, industry and investment, among which are:
- U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation;
- Jack Hidary, CEO of Sandbox AQ;
- Sir Kostya Novoselov, Nobel Laureate at National University of Singapore;
- Dr. Henning Soller, Partner & Head of Global Quantum Research at McKinsey;
- Andres De Leon, CEO of Hyperloop TT;
- Phnam Bagley, Founding Partner & Creative Director at Nonfiction;
- Dr. Chris Luebkeman, Advisor to the President, ETH Zurich
“We are thrilled to bring together some of the world’s brightest minds and disruptive technologies in Frontier Tech in one place in the vibrant city of Barcelona,” said Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Chief Creator of PUZZLE X™. "This year’s event is going to be bigger and better, thanks to our regional and international partners who chart the future of MATTERverse.”
In addition, PUZZLE X™ 2022 will feature immersive activities such as X-PITCH Investor Sessions where Frontier Tech startups pitch in front of an international panel of investors, Executive Stakeholder Sessions and Working Groups, Co-Creation Workshops, Startup Awards, and more.
PUZZLE X™ 2022 will host a range of Frontier Tech exhibitors and ground-breaking innovation showcases focusing on this year’s core themes:
- Quantum World;
- MATTERverse to Metaverse;
- 5G & Sentient Cities;
- Space Tech;
- Synthetic Biology;
- Fashion Tech;
- New Food;
- Exotic Computing.
Get Involved in PUZZLE X™
More information on PUZZLE X™ 2022, including how to attend, exhibit, or sponsor, is available at www.puzzlex.io.
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Read the published press release here.
PUZZLE X™ is a global event and 365-day venture builder fast-tracking the development of Materials Deep Tech for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative is a Frontier Tech ecosystem generator interfacing with bleeding-edge start-ups, industry corporates, leading scientific institutions, tech hubs, investors, governments, and civil societies. Supported by the Government of Spain, Generalitat of Catalonia and Barcelona City Hall, MATTER, Inc leads the initiative in partnership with Fira Barcelona and Mobile World Capital to create the world’s first Frontier Materials hub in the heart of Barcelona. Featuring a vibrant international event, a start-up accelerator, venture builder and year-around engagement, PUZZLE X™ initiative leverages the transformative power of Frontier Materials to drive innovation, create jobs and boost economic development.
MATTER, Inc. is the leading international think tank, association, and platform of over 30 country chapters focused on architecting and cross pollinating the Frontier Materials ecosystem. MATTER’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.