Companies from the Scientific Park and CIALE collaborate in this experimental Project which will be carried out in the region of Ciudad Rodrigo.

The Spanish-Portuguese Agricultural Research Center (CIALE) and the companies Iter Investigación and Quantum Servicios Energéticos, from the Scientific Park, have developed the “Symbiosis“ project, aimed at the improvement of competitiveness in the agricultural and livestock sectors in Spain and Portugal and the social and economic development of the entire territory.

It is an experimental project that will be carried out in the region of Ciudad Rodrgio which aims at converting the feces of animals into energy, principally those of pigs and cows. This will be possible thanks to a biogas plant, the intention is for it to be feasible from the economic and technical point of view.

Symbiosis” is part of the aid scheme from the Cross-border Interreg Cooperation Program V-A Spain – Portugal (POCTEP) 2014-2020 and in its execution, the kick-starting of a Cross-border Research and Transfer Center from the Farming Sector (CTIT) is being considered, with the purpose of transferring research and lab results to rural areas.

At the presentation I was accompanied by José Sánchez, director of CIALE, Juan Carlos Hernández García and Javier Sánchez, directors of the companies form the Scientific Park, Iter Investigación and Quantum Servicios Energéticos, respectively.

More information: Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

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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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