Currently, we are witnessing an industrial revolution which brings humans and machines evermore closer. Industrial processes are undergoing considerable changes and artificial intelligence is used in the different stages of creating a product or designing a service. We live in an exciting world which is advancing rapidly, and we must make sure we play an active role in its development. For all those that are interested in technological challenges, we are organizing a Makeathon, in collaboration with ITQ GmbH and Aplifisa SL. This event will take place on the 10th and 11th of March in Salamanca.

During the event, participants will learn about agile and flexible development methodologies and will develop a functional prototype which will be presented on the last day. This Makeathon will revolve around three key topics: Smart Body, Smart Home and Smart Machine. Participation is free but the number of participants is limited.

If you wish to participate, just send an email to If you are interested in finding out more about the event, all information is available on our Facebook webpage:

This event is part of the Industry 4.0 II Seminars (Meat Industry) which will also take place in Guijuelo. I myself will inaugurate the event on the 8th by giving a talk that provides insight into the Internet of Things and its use in the Agro-food Industry. My colleagues will deal with interesting aspects on the Industry 4.0 revolution.

We’re waiting for you!


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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