One of the objectives of the European Union is for member states to commit themselves to promoting the connected industry and the digitalisation of all sectors. To this end, they promote different programmes aimed at helping SMEs and institutions in their digital transformation processes.

Different reports have evaluated the progress of different countries. The DESI report, in particular, has assessed 28 member states according to five main variables: connectivity, human capital with digital skills, use of Internet services, integration of digital technology and digital public services. The 2020 study positions Spain very well in terms of connectivity, especially in public systems.

However, in terms of human capital indicators we are below average, in the sixteenth place. Thus, there is a great progress in the implementation of technologies in industry, but it is necessary to have more experts in the field, in fact, the same report reveals that, “almost half of the Spanish population still lacks basic digital skills and 8% has never used the Internet. We still have a long way to go as a society, to give more support to SMEs and for them we have programs like our Digital Innovation Hub DIH. In addition to betting on the training of professionals who can propose and direct technological initiatives oriented to the 4.0. industry.

To this end, the BISITE Research Group and the University of Salamanca offer quality training in the Master and Expert’s Degrees in Technologies Applied to Industry 4.0, they’re an opportunity to specialize in and be at the forefront of the new industrial revolution.

You can get a 25% discount if you are one of the first 5 students to enrol in the Master in Industry 4.0 in online and blended learning.



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.