Today and tomorrow, February 3 and 4, the Spain Pavilion will hold the National Entrepreneurship Summit, which coincides with the week dedicated to our country at the Expo 2020 Dubai, created to disseminate the essence and cultural wealth of Spain to the visitors at this global event.

This conference will showcase the country’s technological and innovative progress, in addition to being a space for promoting sustainable development between European and Arab countries. The aim of this event is to position Spain as a role model for entrepreneurs and start-ups from all over the world, as well as to encourage collaboration between countries and the exchange of initiatives.

Juan Manuel Corchado, professor at the University of Salamanca and Director of the AIR Institute and the BISITE Research Group, attended this meeting and took the opportunity today to meet with technology, energy and biotechnology companies, with whom he analyzed possible opportunities for collaboration.

The agenda for Thursday 3 began with an official opening speech by Francisco Polo, High Commissioner for Spain as an Entrepreneurial Nation. This was immediately followed by a session on innovative Spanish technologies, with the participation of companies from the sector.

After these previous conferences, the central part of the event was held, divided into three sections: the talk “Scalling up on the shoulder of giants” by the main Spanish energy companies; a discussion between entrepreneurs from different Spanish capitals, and a closing session with the participation of universities and business schools, which debated the current Spanish educational system and its necessary restructuring.

Undoubtedly, these conferences are an excellent showcase of the science and innovation that is being developed in Spain. We are very lucky to belong to this ecosystem thanks to the work of the BISITE Research Group and the AIR Institute.

Highlights from the event. Photos: @EnagasEmprende@expospain2020

Attached is a short video of Francisco Polo’s speech.

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.

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