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IMDEA Software will be part of the four digitization clusters in the Madrid region dedicated to blockchain, AI, digital transformation and IoT

The thematic areas of the four innovation spaces will be: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Blockchain and Internet of Things.

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IMDEA Software Institute

Members of the Madrid Digital Transformation cluster at the launch

image: The Madrid Regional Government entrusts 17 leading companies in the sector with the implementation of the Digital Transformation Cluster view more 

Credit: D. SINOVA

The Madrid Regional Government culminates the opening of the last of the four digitization clusters in the region dedicated to Blockchain (Tres Cantos), Artificial Intelligence (Leganés), Digital Transformation (Torrejón de Ardoz) and Internet of Things (Las Rozas). Professionals from 57 leading national and international companies, organizations and entities, including the IMDEA Software Institute, comprise the clusters team with the aim of consolidating the region as a digital hub in Southern Europe, generating new business opportunities, more employment and facilitating the interaction of citizens with the public administration.

The regional government will contribute a total of 5.4 million euros - 1.8 million euros in 2022 and 3.6 million euros in 2023 for the digitization clusters.

Throughout the months of April and May, the Madrid Regional Government, in collaboration with the City Councils of the locations of the four digitization clusters, has been holding events in which the starting signal was given by the signature of the agreement by the leading companies and institutions that will be part of these innovation spaces.

The first to launch was the Blockchain cluster, located in Tres Cantos, on April 28. Its objective is to make Madrid an exporting power of this technology. The Minister of Local Administration and Digitization of the Madrid Regional Government, Carlos Izquierdo, indicated that the agreement would "turn Madrid into the neuralgic point of connection of nodes of this technology, not only with Europe but also with the American continent".

On May 9, the following presentation that took place was the Artificial Intelligence Cluster which is based in Leganés. Its main functions will be to carry out research, studies, analysis and projects in Artificial Intelligence; to promote its implementation and use; and to promote the automation of business processes.

The Digital Transformation cluster, located in Torrejón de Ardoz, was launched on May 18. Some of the main functions of the cluster will be: to promote the implementation, standardization and use of technologies and solutions that induce or produce digital transformation; and to respect and disseminate ethics in the development and use of digital transformation, as well as compliance with regulations regarding its research.

Finally, on May 27, the last one, the cluster dedicated to IoT (Internet of Things), was constituted with the aim of improving the quality of life of the citizens of the Madrid region thanks to the access to the new automated experiences that the IoT context offers, as well as to carry out dissemination campaigns for its understanding and to promote the implementation, standardization and use of the technologies and solutions related to IoT.

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