Continuing the work done in 2018 in Nuevo Laredo, Tecnalia researchers have participated in training tasks in several courses offered at the Technological Institute of Saltillo, Mexico. Saltillo is the capital city of the State of Coahuila, located in northern Mexico where the main economic activities are generated by the manufacturing industry, services sector and transport; contributing 3% of national GDP.

The government of the State of Coahuila hired Tecnalia to be part of the HUB Coahuila Innovation 4.0, a joint initiative by the Ministry of Economy of the State, the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry Delegation Coahuila Southeast (CANACINTRA) and the Technological Institute Saltillo (ITS). It was created to support the Industry 4.0 revolution in the State of Coahuila, and to be a dynamic agent of the industry through the transfer of knowledge between companies and academia.

Within the first phase of this initiative, there is specialized technical training of industry personnel from the region, university teachers and outstanding students of higher education. The beneficiaries of these courses were 32 attendees: 14 teachers from the Technological Institute of Saltillo, 8 business participants and 6 outstanding students. Tecnalia researchers offered a total of four 40-hour training courses in the following areas:

  • Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality
  • Intelligent Artificial Vision Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Big Data, IOT and Data Analytics

The last course, “Big Data, IOT and Data Analytics” was held from June 3 to 7 by Tecnalia researchers Alfonso Medela and Xabier Barrenetxea together with Julio Jiménez (CIDESI). The module combined theory and practical sessions with Python to finally conduct a workshop with the objective of applying the acquired knowledge.

The week from May 6 to 10, colleagues José Ángel Gutiérrez Olabarría and Miguel González San Emeterio from the Computer Vision platform of Tecnalia, taught the course “Intelligent Artificial Vision Systems” together with Christopher Orduña de León, from the Engineering and Development Center Industrial (CIDESI), Natividad Hernández (INFAIMON) and Ángel Esquivel (INFAIMON). The course covered basic concepts of image capturing (types of cameras and capture techniques), photonics (color theory), image processing (segmentation), video processing, programming tools (practices in Python) and artificial intelligence (deep learning).