The Junta of Castile and Leon, the four public universities and the SECOT Association will set up the Office of Graduate Entrepreneurs.

The University of León, held the signing of the collaboration protocol on the 31st of May, this protocol will make it possible to set up the Office of Graduate Entrepreneurs in the public Universities of Castile and Leon. This protocol is part of the Strategies for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Autonomy 2016-2020 designed by the Junta of Castile and Leon.  Its purpose is to make our companies more competitive through a series of concrete measures. Autonomy, innovation, transfer and expertise have to be a priority for our economic growth, if we value our own resources. For this reason, the organizations and entities that participate in this initiative set out very clear objectives.


In the University of Salamanca, we initiated the Entrepreneurship Plan three years ago, with which, apart from working on the dissemination of entrepreneurial culture, on incubating and accelerating we have created and boosted entrepreneurial programs in cultural, social and technological fields.

  • 59 business have been created (out of which, 19 during the present academic year, 4 in the socio-cultural area.
  • The Club of Entrepreneurs has been started and it has more than 800 members.
  • At present The Week of Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship is being organized in order to Foster entrepreneurship in this field, considering that our University has many degrees in this sector.
  • Se han organizado más de 1000 actividades en las que han participado más de 5000 personas. More than 1000 activities have been organized and more than 5000 people took part.
  • Great events have been organized, such as Startup Olé (3 editions), with around 2500 participants, making it one of the three largest events of this type, in Spain.

The signing of this action protocol has been chaired by the Work Counselor from the Junta of Castile and Leon, Carlos Fernández Carriedo, I was accompanied by deans from the universities of León, Juan Francisco García Marín, Burgos, Manuel Pérez Mateos, Valladolid, Daniel Miguel San José; also Roberto Escudero Barbero and José González Torrico, with their status as presidents of the Federation of Leon’s Entrepreneurs (FELE), Javier Cepedano Valdeón, the delegate of the Junta of León Guillermo García, and numerous representatives of unions, companies and all types of organizations and entities.

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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