Partners, Members & Sponsors

Innovation Network for Advanced Material (INAM)

The Innovation Network for Advanced Materials (INAM) is a network initiated in 2016 by the Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin Partner, OSRAM, IRIS Adlershof and Fab Lab Berlin. The initial aim of the network was to diminish the existing gap between research and industry in the field of Material Sciences. Since 2016, INAM has continued to grow and attract new members and partners, including many startups from all over the world.


IESE Business School

For more than 60 years, IESE has been at the forefront of management education and leadership development. Our mission today remains the same as it was back in 1958: to educate and inspire leaders who wish to have a positive and lasting impact on people, business and society.

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences is a research center devoted to the science and technology of light. Located in Castelldefels, ICFO was created in 2002 by the Government of Catalonia and the Technical University of Catalonia. The Institute carries out research and trains scientists and technologists.


Hymet produces advanced materials for cooling high powered, compact and complex electronics everywhere. We deliver a new category of composite metamaterials, physically speaking, this results in shrinking or removing heat sinks, decreasing weight, volume, material costs, and we can even provide EMI shielding.


Housatonic is a creative studio based in Bologna, Italy, focused on helping organization simplify complexity. They facilitate communication, allowing organizations and communities to be more inclusive and sustainable, integrating Visualization, Facilitation and Design: events, workshops, scribing and graphic facilitation, graphics and editorial projects, videos and animations. Housatonic facilitates to share and collaborate, visualizes to reveal and understand, designs to communicate and engage.


Graphmatech AB is a materials technology company that invents, develops and sells graphene-based materials. The company is based in Sweden and is made up of a diverse, international team spanning nine nationalities.


The ultimate vision of the GraphCAT Community is to establish Catalonia as an international reference in graphene research, development and innovation, with multiple local industries deriving strong competitive advantage in the global marketplace through the integration of proprietary graphene technologies into their products and services. GraphCAT will achieve this by cultivating a strong community of international graphene researchers, practitioners and businesses, bringing their combined expertise to the development of cutting-edge graphene technologies for and by Catalan industry. It will also provide support for the transfer of technology to industry, as well as the creation of spin-off companies. Specifically, it will do so through GraphCAT projects, led by Community members and co-funded through the Catalan regional research and innovation strategy for smart specialisation, RIS3CAT.

Grado Zeo Espace

The mission of the company is to develop and commercialize new materials and technologies for industrial application so as to create new products with the aim to improve quality of life, work and environment. The company acts as a go-between among many industrial branches and research fields, particularly in: - Living Materials - Sustainable support - ecofriendly - quality of life - New performing materials and technologies for furnishing, automotive, nautical, medical areas; - Customized textile structures, special yarn and fibers; - Dispersion of carbon nanotubes in polymers, fibers, fabrics, advanced textile structures (geotextile, pre-preg etc);

Global Talent Mentoring

Empowering future knowledge leaders to solve the world’s most pressing scientific and technological challenges. Global Talent Mentoring fosters excellence in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical sciences (STEMM) worldwide for exceptionally talented youth through evidence-based, long-term online mentoring.

Generalitat de Catalunya

The Generalitat de Catalunya, or the Government of Catalonia, is the institutional system by which Catalonia politically organizes its self-government. It is formed by the Parliament of Catalonia, the Presidency of the Generalitat de Catalunya, and the Executive Council of Catalonia.

GSMA ltd

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

Fira Barcelona

Fira de Barcelona is one of the most important trade fair organisations in Europe in terms of the volume and quality of its events, the high level of its venues and its organisational experience and professionalism.


Fibrecoat makes high-performance materials affordable. As everything we produce today is made of materials, it makes it one of the major foundations of our economy. We are convinced that constant progress in this field, namely the materials sciences, has the potential to sustainably improve our environment, our society and our lives. Therefore, as we strive for innovation, we will achieve sustainable, accessible and affordable materials for our planet and beyond.


The most innovative materials and their potential applications, will be showcased at Expoquimia in Area Mat 20-30. Designed with the support of the Materfad Materials Centre in Barcelona, the Leitat technology centre and Materplat, the Spanish technology platform for advanced materials and nanomaterials, this specific area will present the latest developments in critical raw materials, green chemistry and advanced materials. Companies such as Novamont, Astrea Materials and Advanced Nanotechnologies and organisations such as the Advanced Materials Cluster of Catalonia will present real examples of applied solutions based on new materials such as biodegradable and compostable biopolymers, stretchable films for the food industry and nanofilters using particles of gold.


EOI was founded on July 12, 1955 as a result of the agreement reached between the Ministries of Education and Industry, thus becoming the first business school in Spain and one of the first in Europe. In these more than 60 years we have contributed decisively to the modernization of the Spanish economy and industry and we have been the protagonists of some important milestones in the training of managers in Spain. This journey through the history of the country can be consulted in the book "EOI, 50 years of the avant-garde" and in the trilogy "The Great Journey" ( Energy, Tourism and Industry) that we published on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the School.


Estrella Damm is a lager beer brewed in Barcelona, Spain. It has existed since 1876, when August Küntzmann Damm founded his brewery in Barcelona, and is the flagship beer of S.A. Damm, a prominent brewery in the city. The brand is the oldest in Spain and the name Estrella means "star" in both Catalan and Spanish.

Cámara de Comercio de España

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce is a public law corporation whose purpose is the representation, promotion and defense of the general interests of Spanish companies. In addition, it represents and coordinates the territorial Chambers of Commerce.

Chalmers Industritekni

Chalmers Industriteknik offers academic expertise as consultants within the areas of Energy, Materials, Digitalisation, Design and Circular Economy. We are making tomorrow ready for the future. We have nearly 100 employees, half of whom are PhDs, and our annual revenue is about 110 million. Golaleh Ebrahimpur has been CEO since 2016.

Centre for Advanced 2D Materials and Graphene Research Centre

Established in 2010 within the National University of Singapore, the Graphene Research Centre (GRC) was created for the conception, characterization, theoretical modeling, and development of transformative technologies based on two-dimensional crystals, such as graphene. In 2014, the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore has awarded NUS with a S$ 50 M grant over the next 10 years in order to support the operational costs of CA2DM’s labs and micro and nano-fabrication facility and the exploration, synthesis, and development of new devices based on two-dimensional (2D) materials of which graphene is the most famous.