The Ministry of Economy and Finance, through the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE), works to develop competitiveness through its open innovation program Wolaria. To do this, it brought together two pillars of regional innovative entrepreneurship: start-ups and research groups with an entrepreneurial vocation. The former, coming from a new edition of the ICE Accelerator, one of the most consolidated programs of the Institute, and the latter, participants in a pioneering program in which work has been done to foster the commercial development of research projects incubated in the universities of Castile and Leon.
With their access to the accelerator, the ten startups have completed the first phase of a four-month acceleration campus-based working process where they worked collectively, and will begin a second phase of implementation. on a scale that spans five years, From then on, work is individual with each project in the areas of business, technology, finance, management, marketing and sales, networking and physical spaces and, above all, in the acceleration of the market and they will benefit from full support in the life of the project
Meanwhile, and as a reinforcement of WOLARIA Open Innovation, the strategic acceleration will be followed by growth in the market, hand in hand with the innovative concern of other companies and organizations in Castilla y León that will pose challenges and requirements.
On the other hand, and as an umbrella for business innovation, also through the transfer of knowledge, ICE has strengthened the framework of collaboration with the universities of the Community to highlight the arrival on the market of innovative solutions resulting from research groups. In this sense, work has been carried out on a training program with those responsible for university transfer in a methodology that allows to validate the technologies developed by researchers, to confront the business models of the market and to create new companies.
Currently, nine real projects are being carried out by research groups from the four universities in areas such as health, agrifood, energy and ICT.
Ten future projects in the Community
The ten projects having received their diploma at the end of this first part of their acceleration process are added to those promoted within the framework of the acceleration of what was the first public accelerator in 2012.
BIO NORDIC works on the transformation and marketing of animal blood to obtain a raw serum whose vocation is to meet the demands of research and pharmaceutical laboratories.
LEIAL TECHNOLOGIES offers an industrial robotics teaching solution for both educational centers and professionals.
AWA TECHNICIAN SERVICES offers the construction and operation of industrial facilities for the application of a chemical process intended for the treatment of incinerator ashes.
DARMAPP with its free mobile application allows you to create challenges and share them with group communities. It has multiple applications in education, health or tourism.
ADA AI SOLUTIONS, CONSULTING & TRAINING generates solutions to improve the safety of operations in the aerospace sector.
H2M MANUFACTURED HIDROGEN carries out the complete development of production, storage, distribution and marketing facilities for green hydrogen and oxygen.
NANOSHIELD has an application of sustainable nanotechnology to climate erosion that acts on historical and cultural heritage.
PROGRADUM develops a complete intelligent talent management platform that optimizes and automates the processes of selection, training, internal mobility and professional retraining of personnel in companies.
INSOLECARE provides a digital environment for the care of elderly and dependent people that is based on the collection of activity and status data through an innovative information collection system.
ENERBOLT designs and manufactures batteries with technologies such as lithium-ion, including BMS controller and chargers for manufacturers of different types of vehicles or energy storage and lighting.