IoT Digital Innovation Hub (Partner of DIGIS3) is an initiative whose task is to help companies, especially SMEs, become more competitive by using Internet of Things technologies in their business processes. It is a pioneer in the development of projects with the most advanced technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence or Blockchain.

We have embarked on the idea of promoting projects that have a positive, direct impact on society and the environment. We created the Digital Innovation Hub by drawing on our vast experience and the help of our partners; we are ready to take on all kinds of challenges.

The members of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub (Partner of DIGIS3) have extensive knowledge of all technologies in terms of both theory and practice. That is why it is included in the catalog of the European Commission’s Smart Specialization Platform.

How can the IoT Digital Innovation Hub benefit you?

Companies that decide to participate in our hub will have access to numerous facilities, among others:

  • Technical advice and mentoring for SMEs striving to adopt IoT in their processes and services, which has an Industry 4.0 working group.
  • Access to funding opportunities for innovative projects, encouraging R&D consortia to apply for public or private funding, participating in projects and organizing funding events.
  • Promotion of IoT technologies by organizing events to share ideas, acquire knowledge, establish contacts and learn about success stories.
  • Entrepreneurial technology ecosystem through startups and a forum, providing them with the right connections so they can share experiences and develop synergies.
  • Access to research labs and high-performance equipment, including an IoT lab, a showroom, 3D printers.
  • Development of innovation projects to help companies digitize their processes. Currently involved in more than 20 projects in collaboration with other companies.
  • IoT technology diagnosis to assist in the development of new products and services or to adopt technologies in their internal processes.
  • Specialized training programs, ranging from courses to master’s degrees, aimed at increasing the digital competencies of SMEs.

Project success stories

These are some of the many successful projects we have developed:

SOSTVAN: project based on extensive beef production and achieving integral traceability of its productive and ecosystemic values through the digitalization of the livestock and meat industry. It focuses on animal feed, farm management, differentiated non-organic quality, management of forest masses and increased added value.

SMART FARM: a project developed by the BISITE research group in collaboration with the Hermi Group, which consists of the installation of a 4.0 farm model through the use of electronic devices with which to visualize the filling level of the feed silos, or the weight level of the animal breeding cages.

PLATINUM: its objective is to improve industrial productivity by developing a support tool that gathers expert information on optimization, maintenance and safety problems, improving decision-making and providing updated and evolving solutions.  

INTELWINE: focuses on the research of new techniques for precision viticulture and food safety. The solution uses hybrid algorithms that integrate both Artificial Intelligence and Deep Reinforcement Learning to create a “strategic” intelligent irrigation systems and a novel monitoring system that allows us to identify the level of sulfur in wines and follow its evolution.

We are aware that research implies creating something that goes beyond what we have today, beyond the current limits of technology. We put ourselves at your disposal and we are willing to develop interesting and challenging projects for everyone.

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.