SRURAL: technological solutions for the digital transformation of the rural areas in Castilla y León

Digitalization is becoming increasingly important and, in places like Castilla y León, this shift is essential; it empowers individuals with tools that enable them to adapt to the demands of today’s life. The SRURAL project is therefore a solution for the digital transformation of the society of Castilla y León.

SRURAL is an initiative developed by AIR Institute, together with CARTIF, COTESA, Cesefor, and MADISON, with the aim of bridging the social and economic gap that exists in the rural areas of Castilla y León, with an emphasis on disruptive technologies that lead to the generation of products, processes and services for innovation and digital competitiveness.

There are several problems regarding the digitization of rural areas. Among them, the lack of technologies in the management and exploitation of forest resources, in addition to the scarcity of tools for monitoring and surveillance of natural areas to efficiently detect possible anomalies that pose a risk to it.

In order to solve this problem, it is proposed to research and implement Edge Computing technologies for the efficient management of low power consumption IoT networks. Likewise, Artificial Intelligence technologies will be applied for the automation of logging processes, the capture of process data and the generation and application of predictive models.

This is, beyond any doubt, a great initiative designed to stimulate rural areas. The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union and the Junta de Castilla y León, through the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE), with the aim of promoting technological development, innovation and quality research.

Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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