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 (http://www.redei.es/). 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 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.