Industry 4.0 is one of the pillars of the Digital Spain 2025 Plan, which prioritizes the incorporation of technologies in the value chain. The aim is to achieve more efficient and flexible production, shorter manufacturing times and better stock control; these features will be of great value to the Spanish industry, making it more competitive. Moreover, it will be profitable for the country.

The term connected industry refers to the implementation of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, robotics or data analysis in manufacturing processes and even in logistics, for improved user experience. Such solutions are currently being implemented and have been for a few years already. However, with the arrival of 5G a much more rapid expansion is expected.

It is estimated that there will be “190 million 5G subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2020 and 2.8 billion by the end of 2025”. These figures point to a large market and opportunities for different sectors worldwide.

Considering these figures, a commitment to industrial digitalisation is essential for stable economic growth. In addition to the modernisation of the production chain, it is necessary to focus on the specialisation of the professionals in charge of managing and carrying out plans for digital transformation in the industry. For this reason, the Bisite Group at the University of Salamanca offers Master and Specialist Courses in Technologies Applied to Industry 4.0, in which besides gaining knowledge students will be able to acquire first-hand experience, by working in leading companies that collaborate with our Digital Innovation Hub.

Enrol before August 31, 2020 to get a 25% discount.

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.