The International Fair of Innovation and Technology at the Service of Care (FITECU), organized by the Cluster Innovative Solutions for Independent Living (SIVI), will be held from 23 to 25 February in Villardeciervos, Zamora. Juan Manuel Corchado will attend as president of the AIR Institute, an entity attached to the SIVI cluster.

FITECU seeks to give visibility to social innovation supported by the design, development and application of innovative technological solutions. Experts from all over the world will present their advances at this event, thanks to which, and to their knowledge, they add something essential to social progress: sensitivity.

The fair is part of the Push HUB SIVI Program, which is supported by the Ministry of Family and Equality of the Regional Government of Castilla y León and the Cluster of Innovative Solutions for Independent Living. FITECU’s mission is to address the latest trends in social innovation and cutting-edge technology applied to the care sector.

FITECU will address the following topics:

  • Social innovation as a way to develop the territorial ecosystem.
  • Supporting technologies to facilitate the sector’s evolution and competitive improvement.
  • New models of long-term care.
  • Tackling unwanted loneliness.
  • Care in the community as the person’s natural setting.
  • Sustainability and demographic challenge.

Attending FITECU will allow you to learn and be inspired by professionals with practical experience at national and international level. In addition to the immersion in the applied field work of the new model of care to support independent living and permanence in the environment of Castile and Leon as a European benchmark.

You can see the full program and register here.

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.