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 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 Universidad 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.