The group considers up to 85 measures which will be elaborated over the next five years in annual plans, in order to ease their execution and follow-up.

The executive committee for group coordination for Entrepreneurial and Self-Employment work of the Junta of Castile and Leon, held a meeting yesterday in the Library of Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca. The first meeting proceeded to the official constitution of the work group. In addition, initial works have been presented and objectives and methods of work have been defined.

The work group is part of the Network of Entrepreneurship and Innovation of Castile and Leon (RedEI), consisting of main agents of the entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem of the region. The Network itself operates under the framework of the Strategy for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the Self-Employed of Castile and Leon. It includes 85 measures which will be elaborated on within a period of 5 years through annual plans which ease execution and follow-up.

This committee which I have the honor to preside, is constituted by diverse institutions, companies and NGOs from the area of Castile and Leon. USAL, the Provincial Council of Palencia, the Town Council of Leon, the Regional Council of Chambers, El Hueco de Soria Coworking, the UVA Scientific Park, the Caja Burgos Foundation, Telefónica Open Future, Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno de Ávila Foundation, Association of Self-employed Workers ATA, Institute for Entrepreneurial Competitiveness of Castile and Leon (ICE), BeOnPrice, Atlas, Sociograph, Caja España-Duero, y Sodical.

More information: Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca


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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