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.

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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 Unviersidad 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.