This week I travelled to Oporto to attend the official launching of a European Project for the building of capacities LAPASSION (Latin-America Practices and Soft Skills for an Innovation Oriented Network). Our research group, BISITE, will collaborate in the project. The project will facilitate the exchange of students and researchers from twenty European and American universities, as well as the development of collaborative multidisciplinary projects and the launching of challenges and creation of entrepreneurial projects. This project comes about as a result of the large-scale unemployment of youth that can be found in the countries participating in the Project (Portugal, Finland, Spain, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile). We can work towards greater employability by organizing internships and teaching innovation and internationalization skills.

The partners that are involved in this project have been selected for their vast experience in cooperation activities with Latin American countries and participation in co-creation and co-development activities. They are listed in the table below:

LAPASSION project partners and source country

Polytechnic of Porto (IPP) Portugal
Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) Finland
University of Vigo (UVIGO) Spain
University of Salamanca (USAL) Spain
Federal Institute Sul Riograndense (IFSul) Brazil
Federal Institute of Triângulo Mineiro (IFTM) Brazil
Federal Institute of Goiás (IFG) Brazil
Federal Institute of Maranhão (IFMA) Brazil
Federal Institute of Amazonas (IFAM) Brazil
University of the Republic of Uruguay (UDELAR) Uruguay
Technical University of Uruguay (UTEC) Uruguay
Foundation of Professional Institute (DUOC) Chile
Catholic University of Chile (PUC) Chile
Association of Enterprises of Portugal (AEP) Portugal
Council of Rectors of Federal Institutes (CONIF) Brazil

Go to  if you are interested in learning more about this interesting project and also check out our website to find all the projects BISITE collaborates in.

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 Universidad 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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