PUzzle x

a global phenomenon

Co-located with smart city expo

November 16-18| 2021

In the vibrant city of

Barcelona

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November 16-18 2021| Barcelona & Digital

THE FIRST COLLISION GROUNDS OF

FRONTIER MATERIALS + UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS)


PUZZLE X is the first convening forum to bridge the world of Frontier Materials, societal impact, entrepreneurship, venture building, corporate innovation, bleeding edge of material science and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to facilitate the use the materials of the future to help our world today.

Supported by the Government of Spain, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona City Hall PUZZLE X is will be the first global initiative, event, entrepreneurial and venture hub and the collision grounds of ideas, innovation and solutions for Frontier Materials Deep Tech+ SDG. The first event and 365 day venture builder and ecosystem generator, to go beyond Science for the sake of science, science for the sake of commercialization and focus on material science Deep Tech for the sake of SOCIETAL IMPACT.

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Speakers

In-person

Andres De Leon
CEO

Hyperloop TT

US

Virtual

Sir Kostya Novoselov
Nobel Laureate | Professor

NUS

Singapore

In-person

Dr. Teresa Riesgo
Secretary General for Innovation

Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain

Spain

In-person

Dr. Pablo Rodriguez
Moonshots Founder & Ambassador

Alpha & Google [X]

Spain

In-person

Tommy Bjorkberg
Director of CTO Group

ZTE Corporation

UK

In-person

Dr. Daniel Crespo
Rector

UPC

Spain

In-person

Carolina Aguilar
CEO & Co-Founder

INBRAIN Neuroelectronics

Switzerland

In-person

Dr. Antonio de Lacy
Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Hospital Clinic Barcelona

Spain

In-person

Soraya Hidalgo
Head Strategic Partnerships and Institutional Fundraising

UPC

Spain

In-person

Raül Blanco
Secretary General for Industry and SMEs

Ministry for Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain

Spain

In-person

Lindsay Hanson
CEO

Digital Couture

UK

In-person

Ori Sasson
Partner

Primera Capital

US

In-person

Dr. Sonny Vu
CEO

Arevo

US

Virtual

Dr. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
Professor

MIT

US

In-person

Carles Navarro Vigo
Managing Director of Spain

BASF

Spain

In-person

Dr. Sandra Acosta
Group Leader of OrganAId

University of Barcelona

Spain

In-person

Dr. Antonio Castro Neto
Professor & Director of CA2DM

NUS

Singapore

In-person

Dr. Vladimir Falko
Professor & Director of National Graphene Institute

University of Manchester

UK

In-person

Dr. Paul Weiss
UC Presidential Chair & Distinguished Professor

UCLA

USA

In-person

Dr. Lucia Delogu
Head of the ImmuneNano-Lab

University of Padua

Italy

PUZZLE X 2021 Missions

How can Frontier Materials enable our collective vision for 2030?

Each year PUZZLE X  focuses on 4 Missions and 4 SDGs , diving deep into analyzing, debating, and showcasing how Frontier Materials development, industries, technologies, and products will impact and expedite our progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Frontier MaterialGood health

An inspiring curation of discussions, panels, showcases focusing on Frontier Materials advances in ultra precise machine-brain interfaces, implants and next-gen sensors and diagnostics

1 . Brain. Body. Interface. Go!

2 . Pandemic | Materials to the Defense

3 . Robotics. Bionics. New wave

Frontier Materials X Climate action

A series of thought provoking debates, fireside chats and viewpoints diving deep into the "carbon" role, light weighting and fuel reduction, carbon capture and the heavy price of data and super computing

1 . Carbon... NOT the enemy!

2 . Energy Reimagined

3 . The price of that "click"

Frontier Materials X Sustainable cities

Reimagining stakeholder engagement in dynamic physical tracks in partnership with Smart City Expo World Congress. Focusing on topics such carbon circularity, IOT, recycling, sanitation innovation

1 . Mobility by Materials design

2 . Smart Building | Building smart

3 . can't change people. Let's change materials

Frontier Materials X Industry, innovation

Engaging industry leaders on topics such as smart materials for smart connected building, the next leap in manufacturing with nanomaterials and materials innovation enabling space exploration

1 . ultimate connectivity. The dream

2 . space race | A materials tale

3 . manufacturing => It is all about materials

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PUZZLE X program

X-CHANGE | Nov 16 | 9 AM- 6 PM (CET)

9:30-10:10 AM (CET)

Announcements | PUZZLE X Stage

Opening Ceremony

Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker | Director General | AMPT
John Hoffman | CEO | GSMA ltd
Constanti Serrallonga | CEO | Fira Barcelona
Carlos Grau | CEO | Mobile World Capital

10:10-10:50 AM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

industry innovation X Materials | Next frontiers in connectivity

- Sir Kostya Novoselov | Professor & Nobel Laurate | National University of Singapore
- Hans Neff | Senior Director of CTO Group | ZTE Corporation
- Alex Sinclair | CTO | GSMA ltd

Moderator: John Hoffman | CEO | GSMA ltd

Panel: Keywords: Next Gen Devices, Connectivity, Industry 5.0, Communication

10:50-11:00 AM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue | The Carbon Fiber Revolution

Sonny Vu | CEO | Arevo

11:00-11:10 AM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue | Materials Tech + fashion & Design

Lindsay Hanson | CEO | Digital Couture

11:10-11:50 AM (CET)

Coffee Break & networking

11:50-12:30 AM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

industry innovation X Materials | Next frontiers in manufacturing & industry 4.0


- Alex Monino | VP of 3D printing | HP
- Dr. Antonio Castro Neto | Director of CA2DM | National University of Singapore
- Dr. Mamoun Taher | CEO and Founder | Graphmatech
- Tommy Bjorkberg | Director of CTO Group | ZTE

Moderator: Luca Venza | Director of Technology Innovation & Transfer | IESE Business School

Keywords: New trends in innovation and manufacturing with materials , 3D Printing, Infrastructure, Industry 4.0, Industry 5.0

12:30-12:40 PM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue | 3D printing steak

Dr. Giuseppe Scionti | CEO & Founder | Novameat

12:40-12:50 PM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue | Diamonds made by man

John Ciraldo | CTO | WD Lab Grown Diamonds

12:50-1:30 PM (CET)

FOCUS SESSION | PUZZLE X Stage

innovation without bounds: how materials shape human civilization

- Dr. Teresa Riesgo | Secretary General for Innovation | Spain Ministry of Science & Innovation
- Dr. Andrea Ferrari | Director of Cambridge Graphene Center | University Of Cambridge
- Dr. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero | Professor | MIT
- Dr. Vladimir Falko | Professor & Director of the National Graphene Institute | University of Manchester

Moderator: Dr. Eduard Alarcon | Professor | UPC

Lunch Break

1:30-2:40 AM (CET)

2:00-2:20 PM (CET)

VIP Session | PUZZLE X Pavilion

x-bit showcases | VIP Tour

Touch, feel and experience during a private showcase of Frontier Material enabled products and innovations from startups, companies and scientific institutions

2:20-3:20 PM (CET)

PUZZLE X Pavilion

x-bit showcases

Touch, feel and experience during a private showcase of Frontier Material enabled products and innovations from startups, companies and scientific institutions

3:20-3:50 PM (CET)

FOCUS SESSION | PUZZLE X Stage

frontier materials + AI + Future + Cities

- Mardis Bagley | Partner & Creative Director | NonFiction
- Greg Demchak | Director of Digital Innovation Lab | Bentley Systems

3:50-4:00 PM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue |The bike that Makes Your City Breathable

Qasim Ahmed | CEO | Planet Airo

4:00-4:10 PM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue | Foundry in a box

Dr. Ahmed Busnaina | Founding Director of NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-Rate Nano-Manufacturing | Northeastern University

4:10-4:40 PM (CET)

Announcement | PUZZLE X Stage

Government dignitaries official address

- Raul Blanco | Secretary General for Industry & SME | Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism
- David Ferrer | Secretary for Digital Policy | Generalitat of Catalonia
- Laia Bonet | Deputy Mayor of Barcelona for the 2030 Agenda | Barcelona City Council
- Núria Marín i Martínez | Mayor of L'Hospitalet
- Representative from Spain Chamber of Commerce
- Pere Navarro | Special Government Delegate | Consorci dela Zona Franca

4:40-4:50 PM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue |Revolutionizing material development with AI

Maarten Kamp | Commercial Director | VS Particle

4:50-5:30 PM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

How will frontier materials shape the cities of the future?


- Dr. Yury Gogotsi | Distinguished Professor | Drexel University
- Neill Ricketts | CEO | Versarien
- Dr. Frank Koppens | Group Leader | ICFO

Moderator: Dr. Mike Rosenberg | Professor | IESE Business School

Keywords: Electric Vehicles, Water Desalinating, Trash to Graphene, Carbon Circularity, Packaging, Smarter Sensors, Urban Greening, Reimagining Concrete, Recycling

5:30-5:40 PM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue | sustainable attitude In R&D

Dr. Laetitia Gazagnes | Founder | Impuls'Innov

5:40-5:50 PM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue | Graphene Headphones

Ari Pinkas | Co-Founder | ORA Graphene Audio

5:50-6:00 PM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue | Sustainable high-performance battery anodes

Dr. Juan Jose Vilatela | CTO & Co-Founder | Floatech

CO-CREATE | Nov 17 | 9 AM - 6 PM (CET)
On Nov 17 afternoon, PUZZLE X will host 3 interactive workshops and Co-Creation sessions which will be held in C.C. Rooms.

9:30-10:00 AM (CET)

Announcements | PUZZLE X Stage

Welcome remarks

Barcelona Innovation Coast A Deep Tech investment vehicle

- Laia Bonet | Deputy Mayor of Barcelona for the 2030 Agenda, the Digital Transition and International Relations
- Miquel Rodríguez Planas | Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda | Barcelona City Hall

10:00-10:40 AM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

New frontiers of health Bio enabled by Materials

Panel: The panel looks at the latest discoveries and advances in technological tooling in medical devices, diagnostics and more. Keywords: Brain Interface, Neuroelectronics, Drug Delivery, SDG 3, Flexible Sensors, Pandemic, Robotics, Covid-19, Biocompatible Implants, 360 Health Monitoring

- Dr. Paul Weiss | UC Presidential Chair, Distinguished Prof. of Chemistry & Biochemistry | UCLA
- Dr. Antonio de Lacy | Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery Department | Hospital Clinic Barcelona
- Dr. Deji Akinwande | Temple Foundation Endowed Professor | University of Texas at Austin
- Carolina Aguilar | CEO & Co-founder | INBRAIN neuroelectronics

Moderator: Luca Venza | Director of Technology Innovation & Transfer | IESE Business School

10:40-11:00 AM (CET)

Focus Session | PUZZLE X Stage

Fireside chat | future of Mobility

- Andres de Leon | CEO | Hyperloop TT
- Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker | Director General | AMPT

11:00-12:00 AM (CET)

Partner Program | PUZZLE X Stage

graphene catalonia: driving the graphene evolution

The GraphCAT project, led by BIST centres, was launched to create a leading hub of technology and innovation on graphene and 2D materials in Catalonia. Based on an unique combination of scientific and technology excellence, GraphCAT is opening new market opportunities in industrial sectors that seek to respond, through technological innovation, to some of the most urgent challenges of our society in health, environment and energy. Concrete examples of GraphCAT successful projects include the development of state-of-the-art biomedical and optoelectronic devices, advanced materials and membranes with environmental application and new technologies to improve energy efficiency.

- Dr. Jose Antonio Garrido | Group Leader, ICREA Professor and Vice Director |
ICN2
- Dr. Nina Carretero | Staff Scientist | IREC
- Dr. Anibal Pacheco-Sanchez | Computational Nanoelectronics Research Group (NANOCOMP) | UAB
- Dr. Pedro Gomez-Romero| Group Leader | ICN2
- Josep Ll. Sanfeliu | Managing Partner & Co-Founder | Asabys Partners

12:00-12:30 AM (CET)

Coffee Break & networking

12:30-1:00 PM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

mega trends in Tech Bio

Panel: The panel looks at the latest discoveries and advances in technological tooling in medical devices, diagnostics and more. Keywords: Brain Interface, Neuroelectronics, Drug Delivery, SDG 3, Flexible Sensors, Pandemic, Robotics, Covid-19

- Dr. Pau Turon | VP of R&D | B.Braun
- Dr. Sandra Acosta | Group Leader, inventor of OrganAID Technology | University of Barcelona


Moderator: Rod Menchaca B MC, PhD | CEO | AIS

1:00-1:10 PM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue |Nanotech Diagnostics going simple

- Dr. Arben Merkoçi | ICREA Research Professor and Group Leader | ICN2

1:10-1:20 PM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue | nanoimmunity-by-design

- Dr. Lucia Delogu | Head of the ImmuneNano-Lab | University of Padua

1:20-1:30 PM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue |3D Bio-printing | the future of medicine

- Manuel Figueruela | Executive Managing Director | Regemat 3D

12:30-2:00 PM (CET)

Stakeholder Meeting | CC 1.2 | Invitation-Only

Graphene stakeholder session

A strategic dialogue with industry and scientific leaders in graphene

1:30-2:10 PM (CET)

Focus Session | PUZZLE X Stage

Impact investing in disruptive materials Deep tech

- Ori Sasson | Partner | Primera Capital
- Dr. Pablo Rodriguez | Moonshots Founder & Ambassador| Alpha & Google [X]
- Ramon Betolaza | Managing Partner |Black Toro Capital
- Josep M. Pique, PhD | Head of Knowledge Economic Zones | Barcelona Activa, Barcelona City Council

Moderator: Luca Venza | Director of Technology Innovation & Transfer | IESE Business School

2:00- 3:00 PM (CET)

lunch break

Workshop | Open to all members of industry
2:30-5 PM | 1.4 C.C 1 Room

Workshop:
industry Challenge definition

An interactive workshop with corporations, companies and experts from different sectors to identify transversal challenges that will furnish the basis of scouting of PUZZLE X Ventures for relevant materials innovations to address such sectorial challenges. (More)


Workshop lead: David Domingo | Collider
Capacity: 30 attendees

This is an interactive workshop and the attendance is limited to 30 people. If you'd like to attend, RSVP as early as possible so we can reserve your seat.

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MasterClass: Open to all attendees

Nov 17 | 2-3 PM | 1.3 C.C. 1 Room

Master class:
fashion & frontier materials

A Master class on how Frontier Materials like graphene can become accessible and be effectively used by designers in the fashion industry

Masterclass lead: Lindsay Hanson | Digital Couture

Capacity: 20 attendees

This is an interactive workshop and the attendance is limited to 20 people. If you'd like to attend, RSVP as early as possible so we can reserve your seat.

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Co-Creation Session | Open to all entrepreneurs, business leaders, researchers and scientists
3-5 PM | 1.2 C.C 1 Room

CO-creation SESSION: The chrysalis|how to be an entrepreneur scientist?

This Co-Creation Workshop will bring together specialists from both deep science creation and business. In a short period of time we will explore radical new solutions, backed by scientific invention, to the most challenging SDGs. We will pick the best ideas from a rapid ideation session and start to build the foundational ideas to create game changing new entrepreneurial ventures. Participants should come with energy, ideas and a highly collaborative spirit to build great ideas together.

Workshop lead: Luca Venza (IESE Business School)

Capacity: 20 attendees

This is an interactive workshop and the attendance is limited to 20 people. If you'd like to attend, RSVP as early as possible so we can reserve your seat.

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Working Session | Open to investors
3:30-5 PM | 1.3 C.C 1 Room

Investor pitch session | X-Pitch

Are you an Investor Looking to Invest in Materials Deep Tech Startups?
The PUZZLE X event will invite the most promising startups in the world of Frontier Materials to pitch at X-PITCH on 17th of November in Barcelona. We are inviting select investors to join the Investor Pitch Session. As an invited investor, you can find out more about the latest bleeding-edge innovations in Materials Deep Tech, connect with startups, and potential investment opportunities to expand your portfolio. (More)

Session advisors: Ori Sasson, Primera Capital | Ramon Betolaza, Black Toro Capital | Oriol Sans, ACCIO | Manuel Mates, Big Sur
Capacity: 20 attendees

This is an interactive workshop and the attendance is limited to 20 people. If you'd like to attend, RSVP as early as possible so we can reserve your seat.

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5:00-6:30 PM (CET)

miXer Networking | (VIP)

puzzle x cocktail Reception

Relax, enjoy and celebrate PUZZLE X. Mingle and network with other thought leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and members of industry

IGNITE | Nov 18 | 9 AM - 2 PM (CET)

9:30-10:00 AM (CET)

Announcements | PUZZLE X Stage

Welcome remarks

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- Dr. Daniel Crespo | Rector of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
- Soraya Hidalgo | Head Strategic Partnerships and Institutional Fundraising | UPC

10:00-10:40 AM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

climate action x frontier materials

Panel: Keywords: Carbon Capture, Low Consumption Electronics, Lightweighting, Renewable Energy,  SDG 13, Reimagining Fuel , Supercapacitors, Energy Storage, Quantum Computing, Mobility

- Carles Navarro Vigo | Managing Director | BASF Spain
- Dr. Soroush Nazarpour | CEO | NanoXplore
- Dr. Carlo Iorio | Senior Researcher | Universite Libre De Bruxelles

Moderator: Mike Rosenberg | Professor | IESE Business School

10:40-10:50 AM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue | Carbon Waste to Graphene

Dr. James Tour | Professor | Rice University

10:50-11:30 AM (CET)

Focus Session | PUZZLE X Stage

Technology & Global Collaboration: Towards 2030 Agenda


- Pontus Westerberg | Programme Management Officer Tech and Innovation | UN-Habitat
- Dr. Kari Hjelt | Head of Innovation | Graphene Flagship
- Dr. Amaya Igartua | Co-secretary | EUMAT Materials Platform

Moderator: Dr. Eduard Alarcon | Professor | UPC

11:30-11:40 AM (CET)

Thematic Track | PUZZLE X Stage

X-Logue

Dr. Mamoun Taher | CEO | Graphmatech

Co-Creation session: Open to all attendees

Nov 18 | 11:30-1 PM | 1.3 C.C.1 Rooms

CO-CREATION SESSION :
“Sustainable Attitude” in Ideation & Design: Integrating Sustainability in Corporate R&D DNA

Workshop on implementing sustainability measures at the core of the R&D process for materials-based innovation: In this workshop, we will work on one of the aspects of design preserving Nature. The idea is to think about the impact of raw material use for the designs and developments of new products and frontier materials-based innovations. We will highlight the challenges to well assess the limits of resources/raw materials we would like to use in our development of new product frontier materials based.


Workshop lead: Dr. Laetitia Gazagnes | Impuls'Innov

Capacity: 20 attendees

This is an interactive workshop and the attendance is limited to 20 people. If you'd like to attend, RSVP as early as possible so we can reserve your seat.

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Announcements | PUZZLE X Stage

closing ceremony

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Through a strategic partnership with Fira de Barcelona, PUZZLE X will be held in co-location with the world leading event for smart cities: The Smart City Expo World Congress with over 25K attendees and 700 participating cities.

The synergistic relationships between urban innovation and materials technologies in areas such as mobility, energy recycling, IOT, health & sanitation and infrastructure will be reflected through multi-purposed program, VIP tours and curated showcases at PUZZLEX which have been developed in close collaboration with SCEWC to highlight materials technologies for the Smart City Expo audience and stakeholders.

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