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 from November 16 to 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 programmes: XChange (November 16), Co-Create (November 17) and Ignite (November 18). The three-day event will feature global visionaries and thought leaders in innovation, deep tech science, sustainability, industry, technology investment, private equity and more.
„PUZZLE X will provide the collision grounds for harmonious problem solving.“
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."