DIGIS3 presented as a key project for the digital transformation of Castilla y León

"A fundamental project to ensure the smart, sustainable and cohesive digital transformation of SMEs and public administration entities in the region, with an urban and rural territorial scope focused on cohesion".

These words have resounded on multiple occasions in the Nexo building, headquarters of the Caja de Burgos Foundation, where we held our launch event on 17 September. In this event we had the support of the Junta de Castilla y León, through the Instituto para la Competitividad Empresarial (ICE) and the presence of Carlos Javier Fernández Carriedo, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Junta de Castilla y León.

This project was born as a natural evolution of the existing DIHs in the region and aspires, in turn, to be a candidate to become a European Digital Innovation Hub, allowing us to qualify for substantial aid and thus, to expand our aspirations.

Our main objective, as we remarked in the presentation, is to provide digital transformation to companies and public administrations "through comprehensive support to users, facilitating their access to specialised technical knowledge and experimentation environments, in a one-stop service whose central core of knowledge and training is structured around artificial intelligence and supercomputing, bearing in mind cybersecurity as a necessary layer in any digitisation process".

He spoke of a large number of services structured in four areas of advice: training, which will enable digitisation conferences, workshops, training services...; experimentation, which will include mentoring programmes, diagnosis, development of digitisation plans or technological advice; support for access to sources of funding; and facilitating access to the networked innovation ecosystem.

The Minister of Economy and Finance stressed that digitisation has been shown to be the key to future success, even more so because of what was demonstrated during the pandemic, and in the case of Castilla y León, "because of its own territorial characteristics. We are a dispersed region in which a large part of its inhabitants do not have the necessary digital skills. That is why the Junta, mainly through the ICE, and the DIGIS3 consortium, are working to provide the necessary investment and attract European funding to adapt our economy to these needs".

To conclude, we are left with the words of J.M. Corchado: "We are going to make an extraordinary effort to make a good execution of the opportunities that are going to come to us".




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