On Wednesday, 22 March, at 11 am, USAL, together with INDRA, is holding a Presentation Workshop for INDRAVENTURES in the Science Park of the University of Salamanca.

The aim of the workshop is to familiarize the research groups and companies in our university context with INDRA’S open innovation model, open to collaboration with universities, and to present INDRAVENTURES as a vehicle for incubating innovative ideas and innovative companies.

For INDRA, adaptation to a new context is understood as a key factor, essential for remaining in the vanguard in technological innovation, and for giving a strategic boost to their ability to generate, accelerate and incorporate in their offers innovative and ground-breaking ideas for products and services. INDRA has responded to this challenge with the launch of a New Innovation Model, which is a novel approach to the innovation process, more agile and flexible, at the same time that it broadens and intensifies its mechanisms for relating to the ecosystem. INDRA seeks out Innovation wherever it is coming from, and is prepared to support new ideas that mark the difference, and the entrepreneurs willing to implement them. This is the foundation of its New Innovation Model.

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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