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.

More informartion in  Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

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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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