The DIGIS3 consortium obtains nearly 3.5 million euros to boost digitalisation in Castilla y León

DIGIS3, the consortium led by AIR Institute along with the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE), DIHBU, the DIH-LEAF, the Castilla y León Supercomputing Foundation (SCAYLE) and the University of León, will have access to a European budget for the promotion of digitisation in the region.

The European Commission has approved the application submitted by the DIGIS3 consortium to join the European Network of Digital Innovation Hubs. The achievement means that this Digital Innovation Hub, made up of different entities from the provinces of Castilla y León, will receive funding of 3,447,000 million euros over the next three years to develop its activity.

DIGIS3 (Intelligent, Sustainable and Cohesive Digitalisation), is a Digital Innovation Hub, which will promote the digitalisation of SMEs in Castilla y León.  Its application has been chosen from among the more than 300 others that had been shortlisted. The European Commission has given it a high rating due to the excellence of the proposal and the synergies with other European networks.

Companies in the Castilla y León region will be able to benefit from technological support, digitalisation and easy access to information, services and facilities. Undoubtedly, this is excellent news that opens up a range of opportunities to boost digitisation and digital transformation in the nine provinces.

About DIGIS3

The general objective of DIGIS3 is to ensure the intelligent, sustainable and cohesive digital transformation of SMEs and public administration entities in the region; with an urban and rural territorial scope focused on cohesion, through comprehensive support to users, facilitating their access to specialised technical knowledge and experimentation environments, in a one-stop shop service whose central core of knowledge and training is structured around Artificial Intelligence and supercomputing, bearing in mind cybersecurity as a necessary layer in any digitisation process.

The news has caught the attention of the regional media, such as the Gaceta de Salamanca, which has published an article featuring an interview with the president of AIR Institute, Juan Manuel. Here is the full article.

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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