CLH and the Campus Iberus Committee are renewing their collaboration to promote entrepreneurship in Valle del Ebro

  • Candidate applications for the fifth edition of the Iberus-CLH Emprende awards will be accepted until the 15th of September

The president of the Campus Iberus Committee and dean of the Public University of Navarra, Alfonso Carlosena, and the president of CLH Group, José Luis López de Silanes, today signed a renewal of the collaboration agreement established between both institutions to promote and develop support initiatives for entrepreneurs in Valle del Ebro and to support the launch of entrepreneurial initiatives with growth potential that arise in this environment. 

In accordance with this agreement, Campus Iberus and CLH have convened the fifth edition of the entrepreneurship awards program, Iberus-CLH Emprende, which is offering €13,000 in prizes and will be accepting candidate applications until the 15th of September.

The main objective of this initiative is to instil an entrepreneurial spirit through recognising the creation of businesses by the student body, graduates, teaching and research staff and administration and service personnel from the four universities belonging to Campus Iberus (The universities of La Rioja, Lleida, Navarra and Zaragoza), as well as facilitating the development of “spin-offs” or “start-ups” involving university staff or students. Information on the framework for the fifth edition of the Iberus-CLH Emprende awards can be found on the following website:  http://premiosemprende.campusiberus.es

The collaboration between CLH and Campus Iberus forms part of CLH Group’s policy for supporting entrepreneurship, whose goal is to contribute to the development of innovative projects and to stimulate the creation of new businesses and jobs within the communities where the company is active.

CLH Group also has similar agreements for promoting entrepreneurship in place with other organisations, such as the Institute for Entrepreneurial Competitiveness of Castilla and León (ICE) and the Murcia Region Development Institute.

Campus Iberus is a strategic alliance between the public universities in the central Ebro valley (La Rioja, Lleida, Navarra and Zaragoza) and involves 58,000 university students from 150 different graduate degree courses and 3,200 PhD students from 78 different PhD courses. The academic offer is also supplemented by 154 master’s programmes and 181 of the universities’ own courses. The joint workforce is composed of 5,400 members of the teaching and research staff (PDI) and 3,000 employees from the administration and services departments (PAS).