The USAL is among the 10 most innovation-supportive universities in Spain and among the 5 academic institutions that generate the most induced transference – over 37 million in 2015.

The ceremony of laying the first stone of the University of Salamanca’s Science Park was held in Villamayor on 12 December 2006. The Studium of Salamanca has wished to recall such date by holding a commemorative event, presided over by the Rector, Daniel Hernández Ruipérez, where the strength of this academic project has been brought to light. To date, the Science Park, in which approximately 22 million euros have been invested, includes 55 companies that create more than 800 skilled jobs.

Attending the event were Vice Rectors Juan Manuel Corchado, for Research and Transference; Ricardo López, for Economics; José Ángel Domínguez, for University Promotion and Coordination; and Cristina Pita, for Student Support and University Extension; as well as ex-rectors Enrique Battaner and José Ramón Alonso; the acting mayor of Villamayor, José Martín Bravo; and many members of the university community. The event was completed with a speech delivered by Alfonso Urién Luzón, manager of the Everis company’s innovation area, entitled: “Everis NEXT: startup innovation vs innovating like startups”.

The Science Park of Salamanca (PCS) is an initiative of the University of Salamanca aimed at housing new research and development facilities to maximize knowledge generated in the academic and business sectors, fostering research and the transformation of its findings into technological and industrial innovation in the framework of an open innovation ecosystem. With this in mind, in July 2005 the University of Salamanca promoted the creation of the Science Park Foundation as a “strategy to strengthen interaction between the university scientific community and the industrial fabric, based on a connection involving the University, the business sector and public administration”, as noted by the rector in his intervention.

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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 Unviersidad 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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