Inditex and Fundación La Caixa are independently carrying out, through the MIT-Spain Fund, an initiative that promotes collaboration between professors and students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and their counterparts in universities and research institutions in Spain.

In both cases an annual call is made for the selection of the best proposals and the travel expenses occasioned by the exchanges of the teams are financed mainly, with a maximum of $30,000 per project. We detail below the lines of research requested in each of the calls:

• MIT-Spain Inditex Fund

The MIT-Spain Inditex Fund provides funding for proposals from research groups focused on initiatives to recycle or process fibers from used garments or surplus fabrics from manufacturing processes, with the aim of creating new high quality fibers that can be used again in the textile industry to produce new fabrics.

The deadline for submission of applications is September 19, 2017 and you can find detailed information in the attached document and through the following link

• MIT-Spain Fund La Caixa Foundation

On the other hand, MIT-Spain La Caixa Foundation is a program that grants funding for proposals of research groups focused on the following areas:

• Health: cancer, AIDS-HIV, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, global and planetary health

• Energy: new sources of energy and renewable energy

• Global economy: economy, science and technology as tools to combat social inequality

The deadline for sending requests is 18 September 2017 and you can find additional information in the attached document through the following link.

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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