The Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE) in collaboration with Air Institute are organising several activities within the framework of the Centr@Tec Programme for SMEs, startups and entrepreneurs attending the 8th Startup Olé event in Salamanca.

The activities will begin on 5 September with the “IoT Innovation Workshop on processes and the design of products and services”. This demonstration event aims to showcase regional companies and startups the innovations and improvements that they can incorporate in their production processes and in their products or services, to optimise costs and improve their competitive position. During the event, a series of projects with extensive IoT development will be presented, the results of which aim to optimise processes and increase the competitiveness of SMEs.

Agenda: “IoT Innovation Workshop on processes and the design of products and services. Free registration here or by sending an email to

The second event will take place on Tuesday 6 September and will be attended by officers from the National Police, featuring the “Workshop for Organisations on the Digital Transformation of SMEs in the field of Cybersecurity”. The activity aims to delve into the main challenges for change, identified to help people, companies and organisations respond to them and identify opportunities in the field of cybersecurity.

Agenda: Workshop for Organisations on the Digital Transformation of SMEs in the field of Cybersecurity. Free registration here or by sending an email to

The events will be held in the Presentation Room of the R&D&I Building of the University of Salamanca.

About the Centr@tec programme

The Centr@tec programme is a training and support initiative for business R&D&I organised by the Institute for Business Competitiveness (ICE), which is part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network of Castilla y León (redei). In addition to strengthening the structures of the centres, the Centr@Tec programme includes training activities and the development of personalised services with high added value for companies in the region.

This programme is aimed at technology-based companies and entrepreneurs. Its aim is to promote innovation in the processes and products of regional companies, as well as their dynamisation, training and technology transfer, both nationally and internationally.

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.