The first Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain workshop will take place in the University’s R+D+i building this Thursday, starting at 3 p.m. This workshop will allow students and traditional SMEs to discover how these innovative technologies can be applied to their ideas and businesses. The workshop is held  under the Interreg PocTep IOTEC Project Framework “Building Technological Capacities in Industrial Applications of the Internet of Things”. The project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) under the Interreg V-A Spain-Portugal 2014-2020 (PocTep) programme. It promotes education in IoT technologies and boosts production and control processes in industrial solutions for SMEs through the application of these technologies.

A very interesting part of the event is the digital manufacturing workshop led by FABLAB Salamanca. The participants of this workshop will be taught about 3D design, additive and subtractive manufacturing, 3D printing and laser machining.

There will also be a talk-debate on Blockchain technology; its impact on industries and how we can benefit from it in the world of business. ViewNext and Everis company representatives will present their vision on this technology in a round table which I myself will lead. Finally, there will be an expository talk on the incorporation of IoT solutions in traditional manufacturing companies. This talk will be delivered by the Educatibot SME which will describe its own experience.

This workshop is undoubtedly a great opportunity to make IoT and Blockchain technologies more accessible  to businesses. We hope that they will provide attendees with valuable knowledge. Anyone who is interested in learning about these technologies is welcome.

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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