8th Startup Olé, one of the most important entrepreneurship and innovation events in Spain, took place this week. Researchers from the BISITE Research Group and AIR Institute have participated to present some of the projects we are developing.

This year has been a success, with more than 800 speakers and 165 startups from different countries. In addition to the visit of prominent European representatives such as Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, who attended the 2021 edition and visited the laboratories of the BISITE group in order to learn about the technological projects that we were carrying out.

Innovation and technological projects

The attendees were able to learn a little more about some of the projects oriented towards electronics, such as Data Logger, Edge-IIoT Gateway for capturing, storing, processing and sending data aimed at the Internet of Things technology; Deep Air Control 4.0, a device for monitoring parameters such as temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity or CO2; SpinCare, an smart posture corrector that can help prevent back problems; and Apapachoa, which is based on therapeutic dolls with sensing technology to help people with certain pathologies such as Alzheimer’s, autism, depression, and others.

On this occasion, we have also presented the training offer of BISITE and other projects aimed at promoting the digitization of companies, such as the Centr@tec Program, coordinated by the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE) in collaboration with Air Institute and DIGIS3, the consortium also led by AIR Institute, which has been selected to join the European Network of Digital Innovation Centers. This initiative has received funding of almost 3.5 million euros to boost digitalization in Castilla y León.

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.