Today I participated in the IV Interregional Thematic Seminar organized by the International Center for Advanced Materials and Raw Materials of Castile and Leon (ICAMCyL). TheInterreg Europe SMARTY Project partnerswill share experiences on national and regional initiatives related to Digital Innovation and Skills in Industry 4.0. 

This seminar is organized to foster interregional cooperation and learning, and we have been invited to showcase our deepint platform; one of the many success stories of the AIR Institute and the BISITE Research Group. I also gave a talk about ” Innovation methodologies and best practices in Industry 4.0 for SMEs”.

We also presented some projects that we are developing at the AIR Institute, among them Expand IntelWines which is supported by the European initiative EXPAND SmartAgriHubs. It is based on the development and implementation of new artificial intelligence techniques in the production process of a winery, to support decision making and improve food safety.

The SMARTY Project of Interreg Europe is an ambitious initiative looking to address the main challenges that hinder the dissemination of Industry 4.0 solutions and their enabling potential in the European SME ecosystem. One of the main objectives is to increase investment in research and innovation in the identified sectors and technologies through smart specialization among small and medium-sized enterprises.

Major companies and institutions have also participated in the event, including CENTIC, Technological Center of Information and Communication Technologies of the Region of Murcia, the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE), University of Florence, Center of Textile Excellence, the Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia, Gate 4.0, IDiA Cluster, Future Industry Platform, Lapland University of Applied Sciences, i2CAT, UNIMOS Alliance, ICAMCyL Foundation.

This has been an excellent opportunity to learn about, showcase and propose solutions related to innovation and Industry 4.0 in Europe.

In the following article you can learn more about the Deepint platform.

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.