The official presentation of the European Digital Innovation Hub DIGIS3, one of the twelve recognised in Spain by the European Commission, took place on Monday 13 March 2023, at Salamanca. The hub will provide the business network of Castile and León with access to EU funds for digitization.

DIGIS3 is formed by six regional entities (AIR Institute, the Institute for Business Competitiveness (ICE), the University of León, the Supercomputing Center Foundation of Castilla y León (SCAYLE), DIH-LEAF and DIHBU) that will work over the coming years to increase the competitiveness of the participating companies and improve their production processes through the application of disruptive technologies.

Image: AIR Institute

The Regional Ministers of Economy and Finance, Carlos Javier Fernández Carriedo, and of Mobility and Digital Transformation, María González Corral, as well as the Mayor of Salamanca, Carlos Manuel García Carbayo, and the coordinator of DIGIS3 and president of the AIR Institute, Juan Manuel Corchado, were present at the opening of the event.

During the event, the project was presented by the DIGIS3 coordinator, followed by a round table discussion with the consortium members.

  • Augusto Cobos, general manager of ICE (Regional Government)
  • Nuria González Rabanal, general manager of Business Relations Area, University of Leon
  • Vicente Matellán, general manager of SCAYLE
  • Álvaro Herrero, President of DIH-LEAF
  • Belén Lanuza, general manager of DIHBU
  • Javier Prieto, co-founder and secretary of the AIR Institute.
Round Table Image: AIR Institute

The event concluded with a question and answer session to clarify any doubts about the role of DIGIS3 and the services it offers. These services include advice on the implementation of technologies and financing, as well as support in accessing innovation networks and ecosystems, among others.

The overall objective of DIGIS3 is to ensure the smart, sustainable and cohesive digital transformation of SMEs and public administration entities in the region, covering urban and rural areas with a cohesive approach. Thus, its activity will benefit the business network of the nine provinces of Castilla y León in terms of technological support and ease of access to information, services and facilities.

The main goal of the program is to provide comprehensive support to clients, facilitating their access to specialized technical knowledge and experimentation environments. This program is organized as a one-stop service whose central core of knowledge and training focuses on Artificial Intelligence and Supercomputing, complemented by other supporting technologies in digitization, such as IoT, Big Data, Blockchain and Robotics, among others. In addition, the importance of cybersecurity is highlighted as an essential layer in any digitization process.

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