The Ministry of Economy will grant 5 million euros to Salamanca, 1.4 of which are earmarked for the academic institution.

The call for ‘Collaboration Challenge 2016’ sponsored by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness has granted financial support to seven of the 15 projects presented by the University of Salamanca. This is significant news which I previously noted in this blog and would like to reiterate with the report to this effect published by the newspaper La Gaceta.

 This is without a doubt a tremendous accomplishment given the success ratio of 46.67% – overall there were 757 projects submitted to the call, of which 293 were approved. Once again this news demonstrates the advances made by our University in terms of financing, since this time around we have tripled the financial support received by the Ministry of Economy through this knowledge transfer programme. Of the 5,094,538 euros distributed to projects in Salamanca, 1.394,304 euros correspond to our University.

This indicates the Salamanca entourage is better and better at selling patents and transferring knowledge. This financial assistance will be used to finance social network and marketing projects, predictive innovation, strengthening employability, or eco-homes, among others.


Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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