Today, the Spain Entrepreneurial Nation Summit brought together the world’s leading innovation companies to discuss the importance of developing new technologies. After the presentation of the most recognized initiatives and research on solar energy, the day ended with a debate and a round-up of the conference.

Juan Manuel Corchado, professor at the University of Salamanca and director of the AIR Institute and the BISITE Research Group attended the Spanish pavilion and used this opportunity to meet with some of the stakeholders who are developing projects of this sort in the Sustainability Area of the Expo 2020 in Dubai. In addition, he has discussed, with some of our Emirati partners, the opportunities for the joint development of some projects focused on the use of disruptive technologies in existing and future cities.

After starting the second day of the Spain Entrepreneurial Nation Summit, three conferences were held: a round table about Deep Tech accelerators and research-based technology transfer; a panel about the latest national research in solar fuels; and a last round table about venture capital investments in Green Technology from the European Union and Middle East and North African countries.

The summit ended with the celebration, in the Spanish pavilion, of one of the central activities of the official program of Expo 2020 Dubai, a “World Majli” or council entitled “Innovation nation: creating innovation societies to solve humanity’s greatest challenges”.

The final session focused on R&D and knowledge transfer. These sessions were of particular interest to us as they shocased the very core of both, the BISITE Research Group and the AIR Institute, and are an important reflection of our work and an excellent source of inspiration.

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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