The program seeks to apply achieve the effective application of technological and social innovation to agricultural and livestock farms in the region.

The Hispano-Luso Institute of Agrarian Research of the University of Salamanca (CIALE) (Instituto Hispano-Luso de Investigaciones Agrarias de la Universidad de Salamanca (CIALE) and the companies Iter Investigación and Quantum Servicios Energéticos, of the Science Park are promoting the “Symbiosis” project, aimed at improving the competitiveness of the agricultural and livestock sector of Spain and Portugal and the social and economic development of the whole territory.

Present at the meeting with the media to present this project, held this morning, were Juan Manuel Corchado, Vice-Chancellor of Research and Transfer of the University of Salamanca; José Sánchez Sánchez, Director of the CIALE; and Juan Carlos Hernández García and Javier Sánchez, directors of the Science Park companies Iter Investigación and Quantum Energy Services, respectively.

The “Symbiosis” project was approved in the first call of the Cross-Border Cooperation Program INTERREG V-A Spain-Portugal (POCTEP) 2014-2020 (Programa de Cooperación Transfronteriza INTERREG V-A España – Portugal) and is structured around two pillars of work. On the one hand, it pursues the effective application of science and technology available to the farms of our region, and, on the other hand, the creation of a system of demonstration, training and dynamization of the sector based on social innovation that allows the transfer of technological solutions to farmers and ranchers.



More information: Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

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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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