The CLH Group and ADE award the two best innovative projects from Castilla y León
- The company rewards the initiatives Vento TV and Dima 3D
The chairman of the CLH Group, José Luis López de Silanes, and the Regional Minister of Economy and Employment of Castilla y León, Pilar del Olmo, have presented the Fifth Edition of the CLH Awards to the two best business projects of the ADE2020 Programme.
The winners are Vento TV, a project promoted by six partners in Valladolid which makes it possible to access the web of a business through a direct access point so that the customer can see the product live; and Dima 3D, an initiative of a group of researchers from the INSISOC (Social Systems Engineering Centre) which proposes to manufacture and market cutting-edge 3D printing equipment and to offer added value services through an online platform.
The ADE2020 “Innovative project accelerator” programme is an ADE initiative aimed at making it possible for innovative ideas to become viable businesses in the shortest possible space of time. To achieve this, the accelerator offers entrepreneurs a team of professionals who provide a coaching service for the drawing up and deployment of the business plan. It also includes education and training in specific areas.
The CLH Group and the Agency for Business Innovation, Funding and Internationalisation of Castilla y León (ADE) have a collaboration agreement in place since 2014, enabling the company to award the most unique projects over the last three editions of the ADE2020 programme.
This agreement falls within the company’s Entrepreneurship Support Policy to contribute to the development of innovative projects and to fostering a new spirit of entrepreneurship. This policy is applied on a nation-wide scale, with special emphasis on the towns where CLH has infrastructures.
Within this policy, the company has signed agreements to promote entrepreneurship with several institutions, such as the Campus Iberus, an entity comprising the main universities in the Ebro Valley; the Promotion Institute of the Region of Murcia; the San Fernando de Henares local government and Madrid's Carlos III University.
These and other courses of action have led to the CLH Group being awarded the "Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Strategy Member Company 2013-2016" seal, which is granted by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security.
The CLH Group has selected the two new prize-winners from among this year’s ADE2020 initiatives.
The first project awarded is Vento TV, an initiative that makes it possible to access the web of a business through a direct access point so that the customer can see the product live. This allows for the seller to advise the customer face-to-face and provide a personalised service. Therefore, the companies can respond to queries from customers directly, thus removing the mistrust of some users on the online environment. This is especially useful for sectors that offer a complex or high-value product, such as the automotive sector, tourism (hotels), insurance and real estate.
The second project to be awarded is Dima 3D, a proposal for manufacturing and marketing innovative high-performance 3D equipment which makes it possible to print any type of materials and even large pieces. The company also offers a series of value-added services through a digital platform, such as the sale of consumables (adhesive sprays for the pieces), printing services, advisory services for companies to introduce 3D printing in their business and ad-hoc training courses. This project is focused on the industrial and business sectors, and also on the training sector (adaptable according to age and type: attendance-based, online or mixed).