Salamanca´s Rotary Club has invited me to give a talk on entrepreneurship. The event took place in the Conference Hall of the old Architecture School of Salamanca.

“Undertake in Salamanca” (Emprender en Salamanca) is the title of the talk I gave las night in the Rotary Club, in an exceptional setting such as that of the Architecture School of Salamanca. I give my biggest thanks to both. In the University, we have a clear idea of advancing together in the business sector and institutions; together entities are able to create new business environments. The transfer of knowledge is basic at the time of creating synergies and putting in practice what we have learned in the classrooms. A clear example of this is the Scientific Park of the University of Salamanca, which, during the ten years of its existence has converted itself into an open ecosystem of innovation, strengthening interaction between the University environment and the industry. In this way, we supply employment and increase our research potential.

We like to show off with the fact that the University of Salamanca is among the twenty Universities that most invest in and support entrepreneurship, according to the Educa 2020 project of Axa Foundation. However, this is not enough for us and our aim is to improve our ranking. This is why we invest in entrepreneurial projects in which University members are directly involved. We want to create employment, educating students to the profiles demanded by businesses and the University has the tools needed for this.

It is only a question of time.

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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