“Horizons 2020” is a European Union flagship program in research and innovation.

Last Friday I had the honor of presiding over a special day for H2020 Projects, organized by the Office of International Projects (OPI) at the University of Salamanca. Participants in this event included Maive Rute, from the General Directorate for Research and Innovation for the European Commission, as well as University researchers Francisco J. Rodriguez and Emilio Corchado.

Maive Rute explained how Horizon 2020, the European Union flagship program for research and innovation, works and answered questions such as: What new financial tools are available to researchers and innovators to access European Commission funding? What are the research priorities established for annual calls? How can we participate? Where can we find information? Additionally, Ms. Rute offered some advice and keys to success.


The University researchers provided a practical perspective from their experience in European projects. Francisco J. Rodríguez explained his point of view as  a proposal evaluator in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, while Emilio Corchado provided his experience as a European Project Coordinator in the field of Information and Communication Technology and entrepreneurship. The day’s events sparked much interest.

The media offered the following coverage:

Salamanca 24 Horas


That afternoon, the General Director for Research and Innovation for the European Commission, Maive Rute, took the opportunity to visit some of the businesses located in the Science Park.




Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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