The CLH Group and the regional government of Castilla y León award the best innovative projects of the region

  • The company rewards the Astibot Ingeniería and Limmat Group initiatives 

The chairman of the CLH Group, José Luis López de Silanes, and the minister for the Economy and the Treasury of the regional government of Castilla y León, Pilar del Olmo, presented the Seventh Edition of the CLH Awards this morning to the companies Astibot Ingeniería and Limmat Group, which have developed the two best innovative projects in the region, out of 10 that participated in the tenth edition of the ADE2020 Accelerator Programme.

This programme is developed by the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE) – previously known as the Agency for Business Innovation, Funding and Internationalisation of Castilla y León (ADE). Its aim is to help entrepreneurs develop their innovative ideas and make them into business opportunities. This initiative includes training and coaching for developing and implementing business plans, advice and support for commercialisation, and even seeking public funding and attracting private investment.

The CLH Group and ADE have had a collaboration agreement in place since 2014, enabling the company to reward the most unique projects over the last six editions of the ADE2020 programme.


The panel decided to give the Seventh Edition of the CLH Awards to the initiatives presented by Astibot Ingeniería and Limmat Group.

Astibot Ingeniería presented an innovative mobile robot that makes it possible to automate vineyard pruning operations. Particularly, the panel highlighted the knowledge of the market and the advantages for the customer.

As for Limmat Group, it presented a maintenance management system for major infrastructures via mobile phone that improves system reliability, efficiency and performance. The jury highlighted the understanding of the issues faced by customers and focus on predictive maintenance, apart from the tremendous potential it has for enhancing major infrastructures.

Entrepreneurship Support Policy

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 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 municipal authorities and Madrid's Carlos III University.