Today, the Valladolid congress “We are Castile and León”, has been closed with a meeting organized by El Mundo-El Diario de Castilla y León (The World-The Diary of Castile and León), which examines the challenges of our region in terms of the future.

Together with businessmen, business managers, deans, journalists and experts in ICT, I had the pleasure of participating in this meeting with the aim of debating and examining the opportunities that stand before us, in Castile and León, helping us achieve better developments.

Four round tables have been focused on the challenges and horizons, the participants reflected and analyzed the opportunities in the region, the region as the land of entrepreneurship and as a forefront and innovative place.

The table in which I participated revolved around the topic of entrepreneurship, something that we can talk about with conviction when thinking of our University´s Science Park and the success of the business installed in it. Support from the beginning is fundamental to all that is risky, the Park has been the origin of many of the companies that today triumph on the international scale. Castile and León´s talent for providing this support is what makes them have extraordinary and committed employees. The experiences we have went through with entrepreneurial teams have been very positive, although at the beginning they were very jealous of each other´s projects, in the end, however, we have managed to make them work together; collaborating and sharing synergies. We have also improved in the financing of institutions and administrations that depend on entrepreneurial programs to carry out business initiatives or impart the necessary training.

It is certain that we have advanced a lot in the field of entrepreneurship, in my opinion however, we still lack the will to evolve more quickly.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

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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