CLH and the Regional Government of Castilla y León present awards to the best innovative projects of the ICE company accelerator

  • The programme has already promoted 170 business initiatives which have generated 605 jobs, received investments for 33 million euros and captured financing for 15 million euros?
  • CLH and the regional government have cooperated for 6 years in supporting innovative entrepreneurship in Castilla y León

Earlier this morning, the Regional Minister of the Economy and Treasury of Castilla y León, Carlos Fernández Carriedo, and the chairman of the CLH Group, José Luis López de Silanes, held a virtual meeting with the promoters of the two projects selected from among the participants in the ADE2020 Business accelerator.

The ADE2020 Programme, the first state-funded accelerator in Spain, created in 2012 and developed through the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE), is one of the action lines to promote entrepreneurship in innovation within the framework of the objectives defined in the regional 2016-2020 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Self-employment Strategy and the Startup Hosting Plan.

Every 6 months, the Accelerator supports the implementation and development of new projects and accompanies them for a period of 5 years with a complete plan based on tutoring, which allows the innovative idea to mature and become a real business opportunity.

Six years of public-private cooperation

Since 2014, the CLH Group has had a cooperation agreement in place with the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE). Based on this agreement, the panel selects the two best projects in each edition as winners, which means financial support and entrepreneur coaching.

Awarded projects

The two initiatives awarded with 6,000 euros have been selected from among ten projects because of their innovative component and outstanding growth potential.

Podcast2U, a company based in Palencia, is an independent producer of podcasts in Spanish with an international scope. It designs, creates and distributes podcasts based on company requirements relating to internal or external communication, marketing, HR or branding, among other aspects.

It currently works with over 10 podcast platforms and smart speakers, achieves over 2 million downloads per year and has generated more than 8,000 podcasts in 3 years.

Newrom Tecnologies is a start-up based in Valladolid and promoted by 2 entrepreneurs returned from Germany. The business is focused on their expertise in data analytics and AI and develops marketing and sales, Industry 4.0 and HR applications. In this latter field, they are testing an efficient HR management solution with applications for applicant monitoring, interaction maps, turnover detection and absence management.