A strategic Collaboration
A strategic co-location
For the cities of the future
PUZZLE X is strategically co-located with the world leading event for smart cities: The Smart City Expo World Congress. With over half of the world’s population now living in cities, there is a growing synergy between urban innovation and materials technologies in core areas such as mobility, energy, recycling, IOT, healthcare and infrastructure. PUZZLE X have designed a multi-disciplinary program, VIP tours and curated showcases to highlight materials technologies for the Smart City Expo audience and stakeholders.Interested In Attending PUZZLE X? (Click Here)
Are you interested in visiting PUZZLE X while you are at SCEWC? Due to Covid restrictions, the seating capacities are limited, please register your interest here so that we can reserve your place!
What are frontier materials?
Frontier Materials are materials at the bleeding edge of science, innovation and development. Each decade, century, era of humanity is marked by the Frontier Materials of that era. Three thousand years ago, bronze was a Frontier Material, as was steel 200 years ago, polymers 70 years and silicon 50 years ago. As Frontier Material research and development progresses and they become more commonplace, they move towards the classification of legacy materials with an established supply chain and with a slower innovation and R&D trajectory. The Frontier Materials are the building blocks of the future and at the intersection of each era, they offer us the elements, tools, capabilities and power to mould and shape the technological trajectory and define human civilization, shape of society and human "life".
The question is:
What are the Frontier Materials of the 21st Century and how will they transform industries, create new ones and change the shape of human life in the next few decades?
Frontier Materials of the 21st century
Smart Cities x Frontier Materials
What topics are curated for you?
PUZZLE X strategic co-location with Smart City Expo is designed to take a deep dive into the potential of Frontier Materials in building the cities of the future with next generation of technologies that will gear us towards smarter and more sustainable spaces for humanity to thrive.
Some of the topics and verticals that will be discussed during the 3-day program are:
Optimal city mobility and mapping
Supercapacitor EVs that store energy
Smart lampposts for WiFi and EV charging
Health & sanitation
Sewage water into drinking water
Energy-saving street lights
Integrated domestic energy
Smart windows that convert light into energy
Wind turbine lampposts
Facial recognition smart door locks
Harvesting energy from walking on floors
Tracking and reusing building materials
Smart waste bin sensors
Convert plastic into graphene
Road life-span monitored with sensors
Smart weather adaptations
Are you interested in visiting PUZZLE X while you are at SCEWC?
Due to Covid restrictions, the seating capacities are limited, please register your interest here so that we can reserve your place!
Smart city Expo Attendee sessions
A journey curated just for you
PUZZLE X have curated specially-designed sessions for those interested in the use of Frontier Materials in smart cities. By bridging the gap between materials deep tech innovation and the world we live in, we can solve the biggest challenges in our cities for a more sustainable future.
Information about curated tracks will be announced in October.
Smart Sustainable City Theme Track | Nov 17
More than half of us live in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of all humanity – 6.5 billion people – will be urban. For a more sustainable world, we need to significantly transform the way we build and manage our urban spaces (UN).
Frontier Materials and technological advances could facilitate solutions in cities for AI-based and sensor-based management for pollution, waste, water and energy networks. Urban mobility management is critical to achieving sustainable development in cities, and this could be aided by autonomous electric vehicles for optimal route mapping to relieve congestion and emissions. In addition, 3D-printed buildings and infrastructure with advanced materials additives could increase urban greening infrastructure to aid the removal of pollution from congested cities (WEF). Specially designed self-cleaning surfaces could improve sanitation for communities in rapidly developing cities where the United Nations estimates that 90 percent of all urban expansion will be in the developing world.
X-Bit SHOWCASES | Nov 16
Touch, feel and experience Frontier Materials innovations, prototypes, products and technologies in our specially curated showcase featuring startups, companies and scientific institutions. See innovations that could make its way into smart cities.
Frontier MaterialS 101 | breakfast & Learn Mixer | Nov 17
Network, mingle and learn about Frontier Materials while fueling up for the day. This VIP mixer will give attendees the opportunity to gain an insight into how Frontier Materials can enable smart technologies to help our world become more sustainable.
Smart City + Frontier Materials Imaginarium | Nov 17
Join a dynamic co-creation workshop on envisioning and ideating a smart city enabled by materials of the 21st century. This session will bring thought leaders in a first of its kind imaginarium to conceptualize cities in the future.
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.
One of the missions selected for 2021 is SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
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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 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 supercomputing
1 . Carbon... NOT the enemy!
2 . Energy Reimagined
3 . The price of that "click"
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
Frontier Materials Good 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