Community and Conversation Presentations

Friday 1 July

11.00 – 11.30

The soundtrack experience “Sorrows”

Artistic direction and music: Xavi Lloses. App: Onetap.

A small show that leads the public to the leading role, with the aim of being part of the artistic event. The audience experiences acoustic and luminous tissue, generated from their own mobile devices which, using an app that doesn’t need to be installed, synchronize between them.

In this way listeners are transported to experience what they feel to be part of something metamorphic and fluid, such as a flock of spines flying in unison.

This experience is intended by a limited audience of about 20-30 people at most. It is essential that each participant carries his or her mobile phone, if someone does not have it, or at that time has little battery, we will supply him with a device. The experience lasts just over 5 minutes.

11.45 – 12.15

Advanced Research Laboratory in Applied Communication.

Frederic Guerrero-Solé research subdirector of the Communication Department of the Pompeu Fabra University. Moderator: Roberto Sánchez Reina, Research Group TIDE-UPF.

A new applied research laboratory. Its objectives are to support the end-of-the-art and applied work carried out in the department and to boost the relationship between research and the professional sector, encouraging synergies and transfer dynamics with the organisations with which we have conventions and partnerships.

12.30 – 13.45

Sustainable settlements in other worlds.

Mariona Badenas Águstí, astrophysicist and cosmologa, PhD in planetary sciences at MIT, commander of the mission Hypatia, Carla Conejo, head of Scientific Programs of the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera, member of the mission’s crew Hypatia and, Miquel Sureda, aeronautical and space physicist, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, member of SOnet.

Does a multiplanetary and sustainable future await us? How can sustainable settlements be created on other planets without falling predation? How can a base on Mars be established that is self-sufficient, can operate, grow and generate an economy that is not dependent on Earth?

Hypatia I is a crew of nine Catalan women, with different ages and backgrounds, who will travel in April 2023 to the Mars analogue station in the Utah Desert in the United States. For two weeks, the crew will conduct high-quality space-related research and rigorously simulate their day-to-day on Mars, confined to a small, private space of small luxury of life on Earth, such as a daily shower.

The Sustainable Offworld Network (SOnet) is a community of academic and private sector professionals dedicated to the development of sustainable human settlements in other worlds, especially on the Moon and Mars.

15.30 – 16.30

Sensors, IoT for STEAM learning and environmental awareness development (with examples of school and institute).

Davinia Hernández-Leo, head of the research group of Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education (TIDE), Ariel Ortiz, PhD student, Paula Balcells, master student and Aina Nadal, professor de C.E. Dolmen. Moderator: Laia Sánchez Casals, responsible for Col·laboratori, Citilab, Cornellà.

16.45 – 17.15


Guillem Olivella and Marcel Marin aerospace engineers. Moderator: Laia Sánchez Casals, responsible for Col·laboratori, Citilab, Cornellà.

Motivate young students to participate in STEM racing using the attractiveness of space! They collaborate with students, schools and associations to design, build and launch different space vehicles, such as: – Altitude ball: to take pictures of the black sky at an altitude of 30 km. – Planners: to understand the foundations of aerodynamics. – 3D-printed Drone: to know the additive fabrication.

17.30 – 18.00

UPC Space Program.

Ernest Tortosa Masbernat and Xavi Casajoana, UPC team space program, High School of Industrial Engineering, Aerospace and Audiovisual of Terrassa (ESEIAAT). Moderator: Aurelio Ruiz, Task Force (Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education), Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) Barcelona.

The different missions of the partnership will be explained, as will its objectives and successes. There will also be talk of how you work in a group of students involved and dynamic.

18.15 – 19.00

Check me out again”: The persuasion of machines.

Aurelio Ruiz, TIDE (Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education), Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) Barcelona.

Apps, games, interactive devices, smart clocks, educational applications… We interact more and more with multiple devices (and them to each other) that gamify our life. And we are often at the crossroads between the desire to use them, and the tyranny they impose on us.

Saturday 2 July

11.00 – 11.30

Forma – Customizable Object Digital Library.

Jordi Ardanuy, ADDA – Advanced Digital Design & Arquitecture, incubadora Almogàvers de Barcelona Activa. Moderator: Hernan Crespo, architect, La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona.

Forma.Barcelona is an open digital platform that allows the configuration of furniture elements, to be adapted to users’ needs. Available to anyone who wants to configure and download them for their manufacture which allows their non-commercial use to any citizen or entity.

11.45 – 12.15

Aglaya Huguet, reduce the impact of textile waste.

Àlex C. Huguet, patronist and modist, Barcelona. Moderator: Hernan Crespo, architect, La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona.

They create useful objects with their own recycling technique which allows the whole textile to be used regardless of its specific components. A complete circular project, which is currently set up in ioga practice products, meditation, local creation, sustainable and ethics.

12.30 – 13.45

ELISAVA Blue Project.

Juan Crespo, doctor of biomedicine for the UB, is director of the Materials and Design Area of Industrial Design Engineering, Gerard Bel, Alejandro Arasanz and Nico Furriol, Alumni Elisava TFG Clearwater, Ricardo Camilleri, co-founder of 3D Printing Nautic Services and Maria Mei Bellsolà, GEDI’s student of the Developmental Rite.

Elisava Blue Project focuses on generating innovative approaches to disposing of and transforming waste from our seas by exploring the contribution of design and engineering as a potential tool to improve their regeneration and recovery.

The project ranges from regeneration of submarine ecosystems and floating devices to collect plastics and microplastics to processing waste, into new products. The range of projects developed in collaboration with various companies covers a wide range of results.

16.00 – 16.30

Hackster.Io, connecting Developers.

Pep Lluis Bano, ambassador of Hackster.IO BCN. Moderator: Ferran Fàbregas, computer scientist, programmer and bioinformation Barcelona.

What do you know about the world’s largest technical community?

Software and hardware developers work together in a true open source space.

Come to meet the largest creator platform at the hand of his ambassador in Spain. From automatic learning and advanced computing to IoT security and automation. Hackster is the leading place where tomorrow’s exploration begins today.

Pep Lluis Bano, anthropist leader of the Spanish comunitat.NET and MVP of MS OceanOfThings – technical leader, ambassador of Hackster.IO BCNNou MVP of reConnect.

16.45 – 17.15

Bondar Mission.

Alba Badia Rifà, chairman and team leader of the UPC Cosmic Researh Association, High School of Industrial Engineering, Aerospace and Audiovisual de Terrassa (ESEIAAT). Moderator: Ferran Fàbregas, computer scientist, programmer and bioinformation Barcelona.

Cosmic Research, founded in 2016, has since launched 36 rockets and over 100 CanSat minisatellites. On 30 November 2021 they launched Bondar the most powerful rocket ever developed by students from our country. It was launched from CEDEA, a historic spaceport of the INTA (National Institute of Aerospace Technical), located in southern Spain, Huelva.


Food 2032.

Amanda Barba, Alicia Foundation, Ignasi De Juan Creix, founder and director of Innovation at Plat Institute, Xavier Gabarrell, director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technologies, ICTA (UAB). Moderator: Cristina Pujadas, professor of the Department of Experimental Sciences and Health (DCEXS), Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)

What environmental health and nutritional challenges are there for the near future? What role will technological innovation play and will play in developing and obtaining new food in the renaturalization of cities? In the focus on a growing age pyramid or in the search for alternative protein sources? How can we respond to the necessary and urgent new habits of production and consumption, where nutrition, health and sustainability will be the main focus?

Connect, participate, contribute and experience how the future is in your hands!!




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