Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) are key to the development of our society. Both at a private and institutional level, it represents one of the best investments an organization can make. It will translate into progress, process improvement and environmental evolution.

Countries that invest more in R&D&I see it pay off in economic growth, talent retention, technological advances and improvements in the quality of life of their citizens. The same is true of companies that include research and innovation in their strategic plan, which will undoubtedly be ahead of those that do not, as they anticipate the needs of their consumers. 

It is no coincidence that countries such as Switzerland, Austria, the United States, China and Japan are at the top of the list in terms of economic growth. It is estimated that every euro invested in science can yield returns of between two and ten times more.

In this regard, being able to count on professionals capable of leading projects to make an excellent management of resources and to know the best ways of financing, both public and private, is one of the best alternatives in any institution.

In the BISITE Research Group we have many years of experience in this field and we want to contribute to the training of specialists capable of directing and coordinating the best strategies for institutions of any kind.

The Master in Knowledge Transfer and R&D Management of the University of Salamanca will enable you to achieve the necessary skills and knowledge to manage people and interdisciplinary work teams and to evaluate the most appropriate planning and project management techniques for an organization.

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.