On the 16th of December, one of my last events as the vice rector for Research and Transfer matters, I had the pleasure of inaugurating the seminar which launched the entrepreneurial INTERREG POCTEC UNI+i project between Spain and Portugal, together with María Helena Rodrigues Moreira, professor from the University from Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro and the coordinator of the project.  The intention of this Project is to create and develop innovative businesses in strategic sectors in the North of Portugal and in Castile and Leon. It has been financed by the European cross-border funds.

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Entrepreurship is becoming the main axis of cooperation between the two countries. The plan is to obtain an integral program as a result of the project, for Support to Innovative Entrepreneurship and an escort service which will boost the competitiveness of already operating innovative businesses. This porject will also set the basis for designing a plan of action that will foster entrepreneurship and innovation between Spain and Portugal.

Numerous representatives from the two countries have attended the event. During the seminar a session was conducted by a startup called Waywook, there were diverse cases of entrepreneurs’ success (Neathea and Noesis Formación from Spain and ArtinVitro and Spawnfoam from Portugal), as well as a professional meeting. This event will facilitate future Spanish-Portuguese collaboration in aspects related to entrepreneurship and to innovation, sectors of special interest and relevance. In my opinion, for the University of Salamanca, this type of collaboration fosters international prestige for the University of Salamanca and imply a very valuable strengthening of our institution. I believe we should continue to take great care of these aspects.

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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