Campus Iberus presents the first edition of the Emprende Awards, sponsored by the CLH Group

  • The proposals submitted by PSPnat Procesos Sostenibles for obtaining natural products and Nadetech Innovations are the winners in the categories of innovative idea and business project, respectively.

The proposal of PSPnat Procesos Sostenibles for obtaining natural products, submitted by Edinson Yara in the category “innovative business ideas”, and that of Nadetech Innovations, submitted by Eduardo Tejero in the category “business project launched in the last 48 months”, are the winners of the first edition of the Emprende Awards of Campus Iberus, sponsored by the CLH Group.

In addition, two second prizes were awarded in these categories to Cynthia Gálvez López for her project “Juglar, realidad aumentada educativa” and Elias Daura Oller for Dietary Molecular Diagnostics S.L.

The winners were announced during a ceremony held in the assembly hall of the University of Zaragoza after a presentation given by the leaders of the ten finalist projects, five in each category, in a session open to the public.

The Chairman of the CLH Group, José Luis López de Silanes, participated in the award ceremony, where he expressed his satisfaction for this initiative and highlighted the quality of the finalist proposals. “The projects received are proof of the creativity and desire to do new things in our country”, he said.

Apart from López de Silanes, the event was attended by the rectors of the four universities that form part of Campus Iberus: the rector of the University of Zaragoza, Manuel López; the rector of the University of La Rioja, José Arnáez; the rector of the University of Lleida, Roberto Fernández; and the rector of the Public University of Navarra, Julio Lafuente, current President of Campus Iberus.

The main purpose of the Iberus Emprende programme is to foster entrepreneurship in the Ebro Valley, through the recognition of the best ideas and business projects submitted by students, graduates, teachers, administrative and service staff of all four universities that form part of Campus Iberus.

This first edition covered a wide range of topics, such as health, environment, education and culture. To select the winners and finalists, a panel of experts took into account criteria such as the uniqueness, applicability or innovation of the ideas.

Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos CLH is the leading company in Spain for oil product transportation and storage, with over 4,000 kilometres of oil pipeline and 39 storage facilities, that have a total capacity of 8 million cubic metres, and 28 airport facilities.

The collaboration of the CLH Group with Campus Iberus is part of its Entrepreneurship Support Policy implemented to contribute to innovation, development of new ideas and, in general, entrepreneurial spirit. This policy is applied at a national level, especially focusing on those communities where CLH has its facilities.