Quantum Technologies and Semiconductor Chips the Focus of PUZZLE X™ 2022 in Barcelona

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Charting the future of quantum & exotic computing, microchips and Frontier Technologies, PUZZLE X™ will convene world-renowned industry, government and scientific leaders, startups, investors and Materials Deep Tech companies in its Flagship event Nov 15–17 in Barcelona, Spain.

PRESS RELEASE/Barcelona/October 4, 2022 — The second edition of PUZZLE X™, a global initiative on Frontier Tech for the future of cities, citizens, and societies in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will bring together international stakeholders including AWS, Google, Microsoft, Accenture, IBM, Intel, McKinsey, ZTE, Telefónica, NTT, and moreover a three-day event from November 15 to 17 in Barcelona, Spain.

PUZZLE X brings the quantum dialogue among industry, government, academia, and startups to the 24,000 attendees of SCEWC as well as closed-door agenda-setting conversations during the “Quantum Stakeholder Sessions” to align with the quantum & microchips strategy in Spain, Europe, and the US.

Quantum and Microelectronics tracks will focus on Hardware Innovations, Quantum Sensing, Quantum Internet, Exotic Computing, Quantum Chemistry, Semiconductor Advances and use cases of Quantum in industries such as Automotive, Finance, Logistics, and Manufacturing.

Thought leaders speaking include:

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● Dr. Ignacio Cirac, Director at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

● Senator Roger Wicker, Ranking Member, U.S. Senate

● Sir Kostya Novoselov, Nobel Laureate in Graphene

● Dr. Anne Matsuura, Director of Quantum & Molecular Technologies at Intel Labs

● Laia Bonet, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona

● Dr. Henning Soller, Partner & Head of Global Quantum Research at McKinsey

● Dr. William Phillips, Nobel Laureate in Laser Cooling

● Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman of Portland Capital

● Laia Bonet, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona

● Ruth Hughs, Former Secretary of State of Texas

● Raul Blanco, Secretary of State, Ministry of Industry of Spain

● Andres De Leon, CEO of Hyperloop TT

● Dr. Celia Merzbacher, Executive Director of QED-C

PUZZLE X™ will host a range of Frontier Tech exhibitors and innovation showcases. For more information on the event, including how to attend, exhibit, or sponsor, visit www.puzzlex.io.


PUZZLE X™ is a global forum and 365-day venture builder fast-tracking the development of Frontier & Materials Deep Tech for the future. Supported by the Government of Spain, Generalitat of Catalonia and Barcelona City Hall, MATTER, Inc. leads the initiative in partnership with Fira Barcelona and Mobile World Capital to create the world’s first Frontier Tech aligned with UN SDGs with bleeding-edge start-ups, corporates, leading scientific institutions, tech hubs, investors, governments, and civil societies. Featuring a vibrant global thought leadership forum, a venture builder and year-around engagement, PUZZLE X™ leverages the transformative power of Frontier Tech to drive the next chapter for citizens, cities, industries, and societies.

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James Dargan

James Dargan is a writer and researcher at The Quantum Insider. His focus is on the QC startup ecosystem and he writes articles on the space that have a tone accessible to the average reader.

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