The Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer has presented the programme for the Third Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship Week, which includes several workshops and new editions of ‘PechaKucha Night’ and ‘HackForGood’.

The Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer of the University of Salamanca, Juan Manuel Corchado, accompanied by the Regional Deputy Minister for Employment and Social Dialogue of Castile & Leon, Mariano Gredilla, and the Director of  SIPPE, Mili Pizarro, presented the activities planned for the Third Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship Week. The event, organized through USAL Emprende of the Office for Professional Placement, Internships and Employment (SIPPE), and co-financed by phase 2 of TCUE Plan 2015-2017 of ERDF, will be held 6-10 March.

This initiative, with the collaboration of Medialab of USAL’s Digital Innovation and Production Service, the Green Office and the Chair of Entrepreneurs (CEUSAL) is meant to showcase and foster Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship both in the university community and in society at large.

This concept, still quite new, refers to a type of entrepreneurship based on a social economy in which a positive impact is sought for a common problem through creativity and innovation in enterprise creation. It is a search for new ways that can bring together economic sustainability and a commitment to talent with a clear service objective in which corporations concern themselves not only with economic growth but also with social  and cultural growth while sustaining the environment. Even though it is a relatively new approach it is already a reality, as can be seen in the data offered by the Vice-Chancellor at the press conference: of the 53 companies created in the University of  Salamanca, 8 have used this approach.

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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 Universidad 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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