The programme of prototypes comes under the program of actions of TCUE (University-Business Knowledge Transfer), managed by USAL’s General Foundation.

The General Foundation of the University of Salamanca is making its seventh call for Market-Oriented Prototypes, addressed to students in their final years in any of the Schools and Faculties and Master’s Degree students of the University of Salamanca who are currently carrying out end-of-degree projects, final dissertations, or Master’s theses (Candidatures associated with research projects still in force but pertaining to Licentiate degrees/tesinas (discontinued study plans) will also be admitted if their objectives are in line with the objectives of the call).

The programme of prototypes forms part of TCUE’s (University-Business Knowledge Transfer) action programme, managed by the General Foundation in order to implement in the University of Salamanca the Plan for University-Business Knowledge Transfer 2015-2017of the Regional Ministry of Education (Castile & Leon) through a direct subsidy from the Regional Ministry of Education and co-financed by ERDF.

The complete set of rules for the competition, as well as the application form, can be consulted and downloaded at the following link:

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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