The University of Salamanca has set initiatives to promote entrepreneurship in the university community.

The University of Salamanca finds itself on a list of twenty Spanish universities, which, according to the Educa 2020 de la Fundación Axa have majorly contributed and invested in entrepreneurship. We hope to continue on that path and achieve an even higher ranking.

For that reason, during the academic year 2016-2017 we will develop more than 100 activities aimed at involving college students in entrepreneurial culture. Our goal is to create direct employment through investment in entrepreneurial projects and to train students for the profile demanded by most companies. In order to do this, we will rely on the Chair of Entrepreneurs of Banco Santander and a number of spaces for entrepreneurship and training. As well as a series of projects on general, cultural and technological entrepreneurship.

For that matter, I would like to point out that the “USAL Emprende” program is destined to train and give advice on entrepreneurial projects which emerge from the university environment. Therefore, we will organize a series of activities as part of this program. They will take place on college campuses in Avila, Bejar, Salamanca and Zamora and in coordination with academic centers.

At the presentation of these initiatives I was accompanied by Emiliana Pizarro, Head of Professional Insertion Services, Practices and Employment (SIPPE).

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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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