The innovation and technology awards for energy efficiency in the digital era (enerTIC Award 2017) aim to recognize and disseminate commitment to the use of ICT in issues related to the improvement of energy efficiency and sustainability. These awards recognize both individual projects as well the work and personal involvement of private and public directors in this field.

These prestigious awards are recognized internationally and are granted by an Expert Committee of partner companies, the Institutional Collaboration Network and in addition the vote of pubic for the projects. In past editions, some of the award winners were renowned figures like Íñigo de la Serna (the current Minister for Development). In this edition, 76 projects were presented and 45 directors were nominated, from which finalists were selected for various categories. The event took place on the 12th of December in the Assembly Hall of the Ministry for Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda.

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On this occasion, Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez has been granted the award in the category of the best director in the category of Universities and Research Centers, in which he competed with other important figures in the field of ICT, such as Fernando Galván, rector of the University of Alcalá de Henares and Daniel Saez, Strategic and competitive Intelligence Director in ITI (Instituto Tecnológico de Informática). The award for the best director recognizes his work as manager in the field of ICT, as well as his active contribution to research focused on making cities smarter and more energy efficient. This work comes from the projects he has been developing over the years as the director of the BISITE research group.

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Juan Manuel Corchado together with Sergio Fernández from Everis (on the left) y Agustín Delgado from Iberdrola (on the right) 

On the 20th of October, Juan Manuel Corchado had been interviewed on his candidature for these awards, it is interesting to hear him speak on the challenges that the technological and industrial sector is facing as well as the trends in energy efficiency and ICT. These thought-provoking statements can be read on http://www.enertic.org/CentroConocimiento?param1=2627

 

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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