The development of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is one of the drivers of technological development in different regions today.  The IOTEC project is part of the PocTec programme and is a collaborative effort between institutions from Castilla-León and the Central Region of Portugal. The aim is to promote the study and development of IoT at both theoretical and practical levels.

Moreover, the project strives to acquire greater knowledge on IoT technologies in order to favor technology transfer processes. It also aims to promote R&D&I in IoT technologies in regional business and industrial fabric. It will focus on SMEs working in the ICT field and innovative industrial SMEs, and on creating an inter-regional R&D&I action plan that will generate an ecosystem of work for added value in future IoT projects.

The association is led by the BISITE Research Group from the University of Salamanca and its members: CARTIF; Technological Centre; Castilla y León Associations Federation of Information, Communication and Electronics Technology Companies, AETICAL; the Innovation, Financing and Internationalisation Agency of Castilla y León, ADE; the Association for the Information, Communication and Electronics Technologies Pole, ICE. PT; Instituto Pedro Nunes and Associação do Cluster Agro-Industrial do Centro InovCluster.  This project (ref.: 0123_IOTEC_3_E) is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through PocTec (Spain-Portugal).

 

For various actors, this is a highly valuable project in an area of great importance and topicality.

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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