Business digitalization is one of the European Union's main objectives. It has therefore designed a number of action plans to accelerate the digital transformation of companies, with the aim of increasing productivity, improving processes and sustainability.
In response to these objectives, the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and the BISITE research group, together with Cartif, the Pedro Nunes Institute (IPN), Inovcluster, Tice.pt, the Association for the Development of the Western Zone of Salamanca (ADEZOS) and the Institute for Business Competitiveness, have developed the DIGITEC project, which aims to generate a network of technical and technological actors between the regions of Castile and Leon and Central Portugal.
DIGITEC seeks to improve research and innovation (R&I) infrastructures and the capacity to develop excellence in R&I, and the promotion of centres of competence, especially those of European interest.
Likewise, the project promotes smart growth through the specialization of the cross-border business network in advanced digital technologies and blockchain. In this regard, they have launched a marketplace where technological products and services can be advertised by companies and entrepreneurs in the sector. A platform that connects suppliers and customers in the technology sector.
This initiative is a boost for competitiveness and development in terms of digital technologies, which, may be further strengthened through the training of specialists in the area. To this end, the BISITE research group of the University of Salamanca has designed the Master in Digital Transformation, a degree that aims to address the digital ecosystem, the impact of digitization on the customer and especially on workers, the main technologies and opportunities for innovation in the company.