Salamanca makes its biggest investment ever in the development of its economy and job market, amounting to 67.4 million euros. During a ceremony held by the President of the Junta of Castile and León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco; the Mayor of Salamanca, Carlos García Carbayo; the Rector of the University, Ricardo Rivero; and the President of the Provincial Council, Javier Iglesias, we learned about the impact of this initiative on the region.

The agreement signed today confirms the commitment of our institutions to foster programs and activities intended to position Salamanca and its outskirts as a regional capital that is shaping its future according to its strategic location in Castile and Leon and its long-standing role as center of knowledge, given the presence of two internationally renowned universities.

The importance of training in technology

The Air Institute and the IoT European Digital Innovation Hub will coordinate, along with other entities, the extension of the processes of research, innovation and technology transfer to the business sectors in which the town generates value and high-quality employment.

To ensure the success of technological projects, it is necessary to have specialized professionals, hence the importance of creating training adapted to today’s society. The C1b3rWall Academy program organized by the National Police, together with the BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca and the AIR Institute, has been created in response to the demand for specialists in technology, capable of planning and executing innovative projects.

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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.