Innovation is one of the great driving forces behind the evolution of our society. The European Commission is aware of this and has therefore designed several programmes to promote the incorporation of new technologies in different areas.
I would like to share with you an article published in El Mundo (Diario de Castilla y León) -Innovadores, in which I talk about our role as a Digital Innovation Centre in Salamanca. Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) are centres of excellence that provide knowledge and tools to help SMEs in their digitisation process and make them more competitive by incorporating technologies such as IoT, Big Data or Artificial Intelligence.
A delegation from the Argentinian Province of Cordoba, led by the Secretary for Industry, Pablo de Chiara, visited our laboratory to learn about the Technological Transfer model that our group is developing. We presented some of our projects to them and told them about our participation in the Digital Innovation Hub.
This week I had the opportunity to present the IoT Digital Innovation Hub, promoted by our research group at the 4th meeting of the Working Group on Digital Innovation Hubs that took place in Brussels. This conference focused on defining the role played by Digital Innovation Hubs in assisting SMEs to acquire the digital skills they need to make a digital transformation. In addition to presenting our initiative, we have first-hand knowledge of the European Union’s funding plans and programmes and have begun to work on several of the consortia that are being set up.