The University and the Council of Salamanca renew their commitment to technological innovation at “Salamaq”.

The University of Salamanca and the Town Council have been collaborating since 2015 to promote innovation and technological development in the primary sector. The research projects that have already been applied to agriculture and livestock in Castile and Leon with success, are well known and have their origin in our University.

Yesterday I signed two agreements with the President of the Council, Javier Iglesias, in which we reaffirm our commitment to transferring knowledge to the main sector of our local economy. Thanks to the first agreement, the University of Salamanca will have its own stand, located in the central Pavilion of the Salamaq Fairground, equipped with all the necessary tools and used as a space for the dissemination of research.

The second agreement, signed with the Science Park Foundation of the USAL, will allow the participation of the Park’s companies that are interested in showcasing their products and services in the agricultural and livestock sector. They will also be provided with a space for this purpose.

These agreements are fundamental if we are to move forward, since in this way new projects will be more far-reaching and will have a greater impact on our society.

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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