In Spain, the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge, Business and University, through the Agency for Innovation and Development of Andalusia IDEA, has approved the incentive with 3.2 million euros for the development of three R&D projects, within the framework of the call for Joint Innovation Units (JIU) of the Leadership in Open, Strategic and Unique Innovation program of the order of subsidies for R&D. One of the initiatives is focused on cybersecurity and includes The News Spy technology. This was reported by La Vanguardia, in an article published on July 9.
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Furthermore, according to this publication, the projects, which are taking place in the provinces of Granada and Seville, would mean a private investment of 5.4 million euros.
In this context, it is worth mentioning that the initiative called „Aisec“, is developed in Granada by the UIC, which is also formed by the Free Software R&D Foundation and the company Vector Software Factory.
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„This project, focused on cybersecurity, launches research activities on new algorithms by applying results from the fields of Machine Learning (subarea of Artificial Intelligence), Big Data and Blockchain. With an approved incentive of 1.1 million euros from the IDEA agency, this UIC commits an investment of 1.9 million euros,“ the article detailed.
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The other projects
Two other projects are encouraged. One is „Agrocompute“. „The aim of this project, which is being developed in Granada, is to create a computerised data structure for the optimisation of fruit and vegetable crops by predicting their behaviour and certifying the traceability of products using artificial intelligence and cryptography technologies“, specified La Vanguardia.
The third UIC is called „Greenasphalt“ and was set up by the company Eiffage Infraestructuras and the University of Huelva (UHU) to develop new construction materials in Seville.