Next Wednesday, on 8 February, an information day on the European R&D Cluster 4 programs of Horizon Europe, “Digital, Industry and Space”, will be held in Salamanca, organized by the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE) in collaboration with Air Institute. The conference will take place in Room 8 – Lower Ground Floor 1 of the ESAUM Building of the Junta de Castilla y León. The seating capacity is limited, so it is necessary to register in advance.

The conference will be inaugurated by Juan Manuel Corchado, president of the AIR Institute, who will be joined by José Francisco Diego, territorial delegate of ICE Salamanca.

The event takes place within the framework of the Centr@te program, whose main objective is to support the digital transformation for the application of ICT technologies in companies in Castilla y León and promote their internationalization.

This is undoubtedly an excellent opportunity for local companies to learn about the novelties that Horizon Europe offers to SMEs in Castilla y León. For this reason, we invite you to participate and learn about interesting technological applications.

Registration is free, you can register here or by sending an email to


10:00 Presentation and welcome. 

José Francisco Diego – Territorial Delegate of ICE Salamanca. 

Juan Manuel Corchado – President of the Air Institute

10:15 The 4-DIGITAL Cluster. Horizon Europe news: structure and calls.

Fernando Martín – National expert and NCP for the Digital Area of Cluster 4, CDTI.

11:00 Cluster 4-SPACE. Horizon Europe news: structure and calls

Andrea Pérez-Carro – National Representative and NCP for the Space Area of Cluster 4, CDTI.

 11:45 Coffee break

 12:15 Cluster 4- INDUSTRY. Horizon Europe news: structure and calls.

Carlos Toledo – National expert and NCP for the Industry Area of Cluster 4, CDTI. 

 13:00 Practical business experiences and/or success stories.

Regional entities to be determined

 13:30 Support to European Programs. ICE.

Isabel Peláez – European Programs Unit. Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. ICE

 14:00 Conclusions. Event ends.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.