Jun 21, 2022 - Jun 21, 2022
09:30H - 14:00H
DFactory Barcelona, Calle 27, 10-16 Sector BZ Zona Franca · 08040 Barcelona

PUZZLE X is a global event and 365-day venture builder fast-tracking the development of Materials Deep Tech for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative is a Frontier Materials ecosystem generator interfacing with bleeding-edge start-ups, industry corporates, leading scientific institutions, tech hubs, investors, governments, and civil societies. Supported by the Government of Spain, Generalitat of Catalonia and Barcelona City Hall, MATTER leads the initiative in partnership with Fira Barcelona and Mobile World Capital to create the world’s first Frontier Materials hub in the heart of Barcelona. Featuring a vibrant international event, a start-up accelerator, venture builder and year-around engagement, PUZZLE X initiative leverages the transformative power of Frontier Materials to drive innovation, create jobs and boost economic development.

One of its main activities is PUZZLE X Ventures, the program for the creation and incubation of science-based startups, which brings Frontier Materials (nanotechnology, graphene, metamaterials, quantum materials, photonics, biomaterials, etc.) created in laboratories to market in the form of innovative products and solutions for various sectors.

The PUZZLE X Ventures Summit is the innovation meeting in Frontier Materials to discover these bleeding-edge technologies, identify innovation/investment opportunities, and connect with scientists and corporations that bring the capabilities of these materials technologies to market solutions. In addition, you will be able to attend the program's Admission Committee and visit the brand new and spectacular innovation space at the heart of DFactory, Barcelona.

IMPORTANT: The event will be held in SPANISH.


  • 9:30 Institutional welcome

  • 9:45 Introduction to the PUZZLE X initiative

    • Bonnie Tsim, PhD, Director of Communications and Partnerships, PUZZLE X and MATTER inc.

  • 9:55 Presentation of the PUZZLE X Ventures program.

    • David Domingo, PUZZLE X Manager, Mobile World Capital Barcelona

  • 10:00 Inspirational talk: How Frontier Materials can transform the world?

    • Jordi Diaz, Professor of materials at the UB and CCiTUB/IN2UB researcher

  • 10:30 Round table: Innovation opportunities with Frontier Materials in the health, construction, industry, and food sectors. Current and future challenges.

    • Pau Turón, R&D Vicepresident, B.Braun Group

    • Albert Cot, Corporate Venture Manager, COMSA

    • Ferran Vilanova, WW Go-To-Market Director, HP 3D Printing Business

    • Moderator: Oscar Sala, The Collider Director, Mobile World Capital

  • 11:15 Coffee break and visit to DFactory Barcelona

  • 12:00 PUZZLE X Ventures Admission Committee, moderated by David Domingo, The Collider Ecosystem Manager.

    • Presentation of scientific projects of frontier materials:

      • LightNET project of ICN2 (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology), an artificial photosynthesis for urban surfaces to capture CO2.

      • Cooling Photonics. Passive radiative cooling technology.

    • Q&A session with attendees and committee members, made up of investors and expert deeptech and materials science experts:

        • Francisco Berlanga, Venture Partner, Big Sur Ventures

        • Ramon Betolaza, Investment Professional and Strategic Advisor, BP Energy Partners

        • Francisco Badía, Managing Partner, Grow Ventures Partners

        • Gerard Valverde, Venture Partner Spain, Convergence Partners

  • 13:30 End of the event

The event will be exclusiverly in-person and attendees must be registered filling the registration form. Because of the confidencial information of the scientific projects, there won't be any streaming or recording of the sessions.
Bonnie Tsim, Ph.D.
Bonnie Tsim, Ph.D.
Director of Communications at PUZZLE X
Oscar Sala
Oscar Sala
The Collider Director
David Domingo
David Domingo
Business Development Manager
Pau Turón
Pau Turón
R&D Vicepresident, B.Braun Group
Jordi Diaz
Jordi Diaz
Science Comm. and Microscopist at UB
Albert Cot
Albert Cot
Corporate Venture Manager de COMSA
Ferran Vilanova
Ferran Vilanova
WW Go-To-Market Director for HP 3D Printing Business
Daniel Gonzálvez
Daniel Gonzálvez
Portfolio Manager



David Domingo