The Science Park is considered the main driver of the University for the transfer of knowledge.

 

The USAL Science Park has become one of the main drivers of research and employment in the province. This is highlighted by the report published by El Día de Salamanca. It forms the link between the scientific university environment and the industrial fabric of Salamanca, through the connections between the university, business and the public administrations. More than one million euros obtained as revenue from technology transfer projects is further proof of the significant growth of the facilities, which have far exceeded the number of workers that are housed in it.

The report also argues that the Science Park is one of the five academic institutions in Spain with the highest transfer of knowledge induced by research projects worth 13.5 million euros in 2016. In addition to mentioning the number of companies installed in the Villamayor Campus, El Día of Salamanca mentions the role of the Park as an entrepreneurial incubator, linked to a plan in which an ecosystem of open knowledge is being built that attracts young entrepreneurs, startups, mentors, investors, as well as large and medium-sized communication enterprises.

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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