In collaboration with the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE) and the Chamber of Commerce of Salamanca, AIR Institute has organized a conference entitled “The Digital Kit Program: An Opportunity for the Digitalization of SMEs and the Self-Employed”. During the event, the Centr@tec Program will also be presented. The activity will take place on Monday, 16 May, in the Presentation Room of the R&D+i Building of the University of Salamanca.

Juan Manuel Corchado, president of the AIR Institute, will inaugurate the event and present the benefits of this type of initiative. Both programs are aimed at providing digital solutions to meet the needs of small businesses, microenterprises and self-employed workers who wish to digitize their business.

Initiatives to boost the digitization of SMEs

The Digital Kit program is a public initiative that provides economic aid through the Next Generation EU funds. This program, which belongs to the Spanish Government, aims to subsidize the implementation of digital solutions available on the market in order to achieve significant progress in the level of digital maturity.

While the Centr@tec Program promotes training and support actions for business R&D&I of the ICE, which is part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network of Castilla y León ( In addition to including the strengthening of the centers’ structures, the Centr@Tec program includes training activities and the development of personalized, high value-added services for companies in the region.

We invite you to attend, you can register here.

Agenda of the event

9:30 Reception and accreditation of attendees.

10:00 Inauguration and presentation of the Centr@tec program.

Mr. Juan Manuel Corchado. AIR Institute.

10:30 Presentation of ICE aids for digitalization, lines 6 and 7.

Mr. José Francisco de Diego. ICE.

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Presentation of the Digital Kit

Mrs. Cristina Timón Gil. Chamber of Commerce of Salamanca.

12:15 Miningsense Experience – ECORE Project.

Mr. Jesús Montero González

12:40 Experience of Europa Metals – INCOSONPRO Project.

D. Luis Pérez. Europa Metals

13:00 Conclusions and Closing of the conference

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.