Last week, the fourth “ASI Innovation Week” conference was held, organised by the Salvadoran Association of Industrialists (ASI), which represents the industrial and productive sector of El Salvador. Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE Research Group and president of AIR Institute participated to present the training offer of the group and the opportunities in technological research. He then gave a lecture on “The Digital Innovation Hub: A case of the development of digital innovation centres in Europe”.
Digital Innovation Hubs – DIHs are groupings of entities that facilitate access to companies and public administration in a given territory to the information, services and facilities they need to successfully address their digital transformation processes. In this regard, Corchado presented the DIGIS3 project, which is led by the AIR Institute, to the attendees. It is a disseminator of smart, sustainable and cohesive digitisation of SMEs and public sector organisations in Castilla y León, specialising in Artificial Intelligence (AI), High Performance Computing (HPC), Industry 4.0, Smart Renewables and Smart Agriculture.
The main objective of DIGIS3 is to ensure the smart 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. These actions facilitate access to specialised technical knowledge through education and training in order to increase knowledge of disruptive digitalisation technologies.
This project is a great initiative for SMEs and entrepreneurs in the region, and will also help boost the digitisation of the region by being an example of innovation recognised by the European Commission.