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

November 18, 2021

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 Fira de Barcelona, Advanced Material Future Preparedness Taskforce (AMPT) 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 anew market for Frontier Materials to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Supported by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, the Government of Catalonia and Barcelona CityCouncil, 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 (November16th), Co-Create (November 17th) and Ignite (November 18th).

The Director General of the AMPT and Chief Creator of PUZZLE X, Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, said today, “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.

ZTE Joins AMPT as Diamond Sponsor of PUZZLE X Event

November 2, 2021

The PUZZLE X 2021 Event Nov 16-18 in Barcelona will see the two organizations highlight the importance of Materials Deep Tech innovations for ultimate connectivity and a better future.

Advanced Material Future Preparedness Taskforce (AMPT), an international think tank and association on Frontier Materials, is committed to facilitating and expediting Materials Deep Tech innovations for societal impact. ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology dedicated to enabling connectivity and innovative technologies everywhere. ZTE will be joining the inaugural PUZZLE X event taking place Nov 16-18 in Barcelona to propel Frontier Materials in aid of the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations by 2030.

As a member of the United Nations Global Compact and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, ZTE is committed to support initiatives that address some of humanity’s greatest challenges. 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 sustainability.

Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Director General of AMPT, said: "It is great to see a forward-looking corporation like ZTE joining forces with us at PUZZLE X to use materials and deep tech innovation to enable a more prosperous and innovative world.”

Hans Neff, Senior Director, leading the CTO Group, of ZTE, said: “ZTE looks forward to being part of the inaugural PUZZLE X event and to showcase our innovative technology for the 2B and 2C market cultivating the cross-industry innovation. We are delighted to have the opportunity to engage with the region’s top innovators and experts.”

 

About AMPT

AMPT (Advanced Material Future Preparedness Taskforce) is a global taskforce 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™ Venture

Supported by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, the Government of Catalonia and Barcelona City Council, AMPT is partnering with MWCB to create a venture ecosystem to accelerate innovative startups with globally scalable solutions. PUZZLE X Venture Barcelona will be the first entrepreneurial hub in the world for Materials Deep Tech companies, establishing Barcelona as the epicentre of Frontier Materials and SDGs.

 

About ZTE Corporation

ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications equipment, mobile devices and enterprise technology solutions for consumers, operators, businesses and public sector customers. Founded in 1985, with the aspiration of bringing everyone affordable and convenient communication, from the very outset, ZTE has been committed to telecommunications and independent innovation. Listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges (stock code H: 0763.HK / stock code A:000063.SZ), ZTE serves customers in over 160 countries with its products and services and is committed to providing end-to-end integrated innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge.

ZTE has been staying true to its original aspirations, and is striving to connect "individuals, families, enterprises, and society" with ceaseless efforts and innovation. ZTE is determined to fulfill its vision and mission, that is, "to enable connectivity and trust everywhere," and "to connect the world with continuous innovation for a better future."

Learn more about ZTE here.

 

 

PUZZLE X takes Frontier Materials Technologies to the next level in Barcelona

October 25, 2021

From November 16 to 18, Barcelona will host the first edition of , an initiative focused on using Materials Deep Tech to build abetter future for humanity in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Organized by Fira de Barcelona, the Advanced MaterialFuture Preparedness Taskforce (AMPT) and Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCB),PUZZLE X includes a yearly event and a 365-day venture builder to build a global ecosystem for Materials Deep Tech startups.

The first edition will be held at the Gran Via venue together with Smart City Expo World Congress and Tomorrow.Mobility. The three-day event will feature thought leaders in innovation, deep tech science, sustainability, industry and technology investment. Nobel laureate, Konstantin Novoselov; Pablo Rodríguez, ambassador for [X], Google’s Moonshot Factory; Andrés De León, CEO of Hyperloop TransportationTechnologies; and Carolina Aguilar, CEO and Co-Founder of INBRAIN Neuroelectronics are among the keynote speakers. The event will also be live-streamed through the PUZZLE X digital platform for those who cannot attend in person.

Frontier Materials startups in biotechnology, nanoelectronics and graphene applications will exhibit their products and pitch in front of an international panel of investors from Silicon Valley to Europe and Asia in the X-BIT Showcase and X-PITCH Investor Sessions. Moreover, the event will feature real time graphic facilitation to visually communicate the key concepts emerging during the keynote and panel discussions.

The building blocks of the future

Frontier and advanced materials, including quantum materials, low-dimensional materials, 2D materials like graphene, and intelligent composites, have a great impact in industries such as Energy, Mobility, Healthcare, Construction, Electronics, Textile and Connectivity, among others, and therefore are great tools to steer innovation for societal impact. To achieve this goal PUZZLE X will focus on four SDGs every year and in2021 these will be SDG 3, Good Health and Well-Being; SDG 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; SDG 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities; andSDG 13, Climate Action.

PUZZLE X Venture

Supported by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, the Government of Catalonia and Barcelona City Council, AMPT is partnering with MWCB to create a venture ecosystem to accelerate innovative startups with globally scalable solutions. PUZZLE X Venture Barcelona will be the first entrepreneurial hub in the world for Materials Deep Tech companies, establishing Barcelona as the epicentre of Frontier Materials and SDGs.

Hyperloop TT, INBRAIN, and Nobel laureate Kostya Novoselov to head the keynotes at PUZZLE X™

September 28, 2021

The first edition of PUZZLE X, the new initiative focused on the use of Materials Deep Tech to build a better and more sustainable future for humanity organized by Fira de Barcelona, the Advanced Material Future Preparedness Taskforce (AMPT) and the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, will feature Nobel laureate, Konstantin Novoselov; Pablo Rodríguez, Moonshots Founder & Ambassador for Alpha and [X], Google’s Moonshot Factory; Andrés De León, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies; and Carolina Aguilar, CEO and Co-Founder of INBRAIN Neuroelectronics, among its speakers.

The event, which will take place from November 16 to 18 at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue, aims to grasp the potential of Frontier Materials to solve some of the challenges that society is facing in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To do so, it will bring together global visionaries and thought leaders in innovation, deep tech science, sustainability, industry, technology investment and private equity and is finalizing and ambitious conference program structured in five themes: Science, Innovation, Materials Tech, Industry and Capital.

The speakers will tackle the potential of some materials and technologies as the building blocks of the future, including metamaterials, bio-mimicking and 2-dimensional materials or graphene. Among them will be Sir Konstantin Novoselov, Professor at the National University of Singapore and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010 for his breakthrough work on graphene, who will talk about how Frontier Materials such as graphene can enable next-generation electronics and technologies. Novoselov was included in 2014 in the list of most cited scientists worldwide and is one of the Directors of the National Graphene Institute.

In addition, Moonshots Founder and Ambassador for Alpha and X — Google, Pablo Rodríguez, will share insights on the importance of thinking creatively and on the line-edge to pursue materials-enabled technological breakthroughs. Moonshot factories, focus on far-out, sci-fi sounding technologies that could one day make the world a radically better place. Rodríguez is also an Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert who works with the Spanish Government on the AI ethics board.

The event will also feature Andrés De León, who is the CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. With more than 25 years of experience managing industrial corporations around the world, De León is leading the team of professionals developing the next breakthrough in mobility. At PUZZLE X he will share his vision on zero-emission transportation and sustainable mobility in smart cities.

Another speaker at PUZZLE X is Carolina Aguilar, a thought leader in neuroelectronics and healthcare. She is the CEO & Co-Founder of INBRAIN Neuroelectronics, a startup focused on using machine learning and graphene technology for revolutionary neurological therapies. Aguilar will discuss next-generation neuroelectronic interfaces for AI-enabled brain restoration.

The roster of speakers also includes Deji Akinwande, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and affiliated with the Materials Science department at the University of Texas at Austin, an international leading expert in next-generation biosensing and graphene-based health monitors; Antonio de Lacy, Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, a world pioneer in the use of innovative minimally invasive technology; and Florian Lennert, Head of Mobility & Urban Development at NEOM, a smart city which is being built by the red sea with a model for sustainable urban living.

The building blocks of the future
Frontier and advanced materials, including quantum materials, low dimensional materials, 2D materials like graphene, advanced materials, and intelligent composites, have a great impact in industries such as Energy, Mobility, Healthcare, Transportation, Construction, Electronics, Textile and Connectivity, among others, and therefore are great tools to steer innovation aligned with impact and SDGs. To achieve this goal PUZZLE X will focus on four SDGs every year and on 2021 these will be SDG 3, Good Health and Well-being; SDG 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities; and SDG 13, Climate Action.

Supported by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council, the first edition of the event will be jointly held with Smart City Expo World Congress and Tomorrow.Mobility. It will be structured in three distinct one-day programs: XChange (November 16th), Co-Create (November 17th) and Ignite (November 18th).

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 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.

PUZZLE X a new initiative on Frontier Material Technologies to take place in Barcelona

June 30, 2021

Fira de Barcelona, the Advanced Material Future Preparedness Taskforce (AMPT) and the Mobile World Capital Barcelona will jointly launch PUZZLE X next November, a new initiative focused on the use of Materials Deep Tech to build a better and more sustainable future for humanity in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Supported by several public administrations, PUZZLE X aims to grasp the potential of Frontier materials to solve some of the challenges that society is facing. The initiative includes a yearly event and a venture builder incubator to support Materials Deep Tech startups, attract investment and build a global ecosystem.

Supported by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council, the first edition of the event will be held on November 16-18 at the Gran Via venue together with Smart City Expo World Congress and Tomorrow.Mobility. It will be structured in three distinct one-day programs: XChange (November 16th), Co-Create (November 17th) and Ignite (November 18th). The three-day event will feature global visionaries and thought leaders in innovation, deep tech science, sustainability, industry, technology investment, private equity and more.

This initiative has been submitted today at MWC Barcelona, by Galo Gutierrez, General Director of Industry and Small and Medium Business of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism; David Ferrer, Secretary for Digital Policies of the Government of Catalonia; Laia Bonet, Third Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council; John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd; Pau Relat, Chairman of the Governing Board of Fira de Barcelona; and Zina Jarrahi, Director General of the AMPT.

Frontier and advanced materials, including quantum materials, low dimensional materials, 2D materials like graphene, advanced materials, and intelligent composites, have a great impact in industries such as Energy, Mobility, Healthcare, Transportation, Construction, Electronics, Textile and Connectivity, among others, and therefore are great tools to steer innovation aligned with impact and SDGs. To achieve this goal PUZZLE X will focus on four SDGs every year and on 2021 these will be SDG 3, Good Health and Well-being; SDG 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities; and SDG 13, Climate Action.

The Director General of the AMPT, Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, has stated that “frontier materials are the building blocks of the next generation of technologies. PUZZLE X will provide the first collision grounds of Materials Deep Tech and Sustainable Development Goals for harmonious problem solving. There is currently no initiative in the world to bridge this gap and we want to bring together all actors involved to spark ideas, connect the dots, catalyse solutions to use the materials of the future to help our world today.”

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 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.