Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE Research Group, had the opportunity to attend the gala dinner held at the Royal Palace on the occasion of the visit of the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The event was attended by Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain. They were also accompanied by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, other members of his cabinet and numerous political and business representatives.
The Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, was in Spain from May 16 to 19 for a state visit. This official trip is seen as an opportunity to further strengthen bilateral relations.
Qatar has the world's third largest natural gas reserves and is Spain's fifth largest supplier of liquefied natural gas. As reported by various national media, this has been one of the central topics of discussion during the Emir's visit.
Research, technology and sustainability
BISITE, as a research group specialized in new technologies, participates in the development of different projects aimed at boosting energy efficiency by applying Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.
Thanks to the group's experience, the Qatari institutions, specifically Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation and Tasmu Innovation Lab, have entrusted us and Iberdrola with the development of a project that will design a plug-and-play device capable of managing the energy consumption of Smart Buildings based on Edge Computing. For this, they will allocate an investment of approximately one million dollars.
Juan Manuel Corchado has held a series of meetings with innovation agents from both Spain and Qatar, with the aim of showcasing the advances that have been made by the BISITE Research Group in the field of energy.
With Qatar's investments in Spain we will have great opportunities in the technology sector that will benefit both our research group and the University of Salamanca.
Here is an interesting article published in La Gaceta de Salamanca, about the work we are developing as a technology-oriented research group.