Investors’ experience through venture capital from Sodena goes back to 1984. In over a quarter of a century in contact with the business world we have participated in the start-up, expansion and growth of many Navarrese companies.
In this section we will regularly publish the experiences in our strategic sectors (Biotechnology, Agrifood, Renewable Energies and ICTs) that have been the most significant over these years.
Bidaway (formerly Tidibi) is an online platform for auctions of exclusive hotels (4 and 5 stars), leisure activities and health and beauty services, at the best price. Several offers share time and space on this platform, where the bid is free. Only the customer who has made the best bid, at the end of the auction, pays for the winning bid.
Cultivos de Navarra
A company that produces and markets hydroponically-grown tomatoes under the “Tomate de Artajona – Reyno Gourmet” brand. Its takes advantage of surplus hot water and the heat generated by the purine-based cogeneration plant in Artajona that belongs to Ecoenergía Navarra, S.L., achieving an environmentally sustainable unit that provides a solution to the treatment of purines for pig farms.
It was the first R&D+i project of its type thanks to its innovative nature, producing dry fertiliser, energy and clean distilled water. The surplus heat from the cogeneration process is used to grow tomatoes hydroponically (i.e. without soil) in greenhouses.
ESA, Ecoenergía Sistemas Alternativos
This company promotes R&D+i in the agrifood and environmental sectors. It was set up to generate technological development in the waste treatment and organic sub-products sector and to make use of residual heat.
It promotes R&D+I activity in the national agrifood and environment programme, disseminating the culture of cooperation among stakeholders in the science-technology-company system and fostering the development and use of new technologies in line with the criteria of the Law on Integrated Prevention and Control of Pollution.
EINA, Estudios de Ingeniería Adaptada
A company that designs and manufactures robotic cutting and welding machines that are used in the automation of industrial processes, preferably using soft fabrics.
Foro Europeo de Formación Empresarial
A campus for business training in Navarra. Its vision for the future: "Foro Europeo aims to be the Business Campus of Navarra, an international reference through its continuous innovation, adaptation and closeness to the reality of companies, while at the same time specialising in the management of SMEs, family-based companies, the development of management skills and new technologies applied to companies".
Fundación para la Innovación y Desarrollo de la Nanotecnología (FIDeNa)
Fundación de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación en Medio Ambiente (FIDIMA)
A company that mainly works on the development, implementation, management and maintenance of self-purchase systems in unattended kiosks (where the end user places an order) and points of sale that are fully incorporated into customer systems for leisure and catering sectors.
ID Ingeniería Acústica
A company oriented towards e-commerce through collaborative websites and the management of suppliers based on debugging technologies and artificial intelligence.
Among its solutions are applications of natural interaction through virtual assistants (developed in its R&D centre in Pamplona), an innovation management platform, suppliers’ websites, electronic negotiation...
Its plant in Los Arcos makes shock absorbers with minimum levels of pollution in its production process. The multinational group has two other plants in Navarra, located in Ororbia and Orkoien, and employs around 1,000 workers; the last two plants manufacture suspension and steering pump components.
Pamplona Learning Spanish Institute
Pamplona Learning Spanish Institute is a specialised Spanish language learning centre in Pamplona. It was born of the collaboration between Clen College / IH Pamplona, a school with over fifteen years’ experience in language training, the Government of Navarra – which has a strong interest in the promotion of Navarra as a place to learn Spanish – and the General Manager of High Schools International, which has extensive experience in the field of study travel.
Since its founding in 1999, when Sodena also took part in its shareholder structure, it has developed the following lines of activity: Outsourcing / maintenance of the factories of ALTADIS; the rework and sale of cigarette machines, and the manufacture and sale of spare parts for cigarette-making machines.
Sociedad Logística Alimentaria Navarra (SLAN)
Sunsundegui is the trade name of the company Suministros y Servicios Unificados de Carrocería, S.L. for the marketing of bus/coach bodywork with chassis. The group consists of a holding company (Burnizko) and the companies Suministros y Servicios Unificados de Carrocería (manufacture of bus/coach bodywork) and Suncove (train carriage manufacturer).
Navarra de Tratamiento del Agua (Wasserlab)
Up International Education
An on-line service that allows the user to find the best price offers (both online and offline) for any product, with a response time of less than 72 hours.
Biotechnology / Health
3P Bio Holding
A CMO (Contract Manufacturing Organization) specialised in the development and production of biological (mainly proteins) and cell therapy products for clinical trials and commercial phases under GMP conditions.
A biotechnology company whose mission is to generate clinical therapy and diagnosis candidates based on research carried out in CIMA and to create alliances in the pharmaceuticals industry for the later marketing of these products.
Idifarma Desarrollo Farmaceútico
Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization providing services to the pharmaceutical industry, specialising in highly potent drugs (cytotoxic, cytostatic, etc).
Inveready Biotech II y III
Venture capital company managed by Inveready Seed Capital FCR, specialized in investments in Spanish companies focused on biotech, pharma, nutraceutical and health products trading, with a high potential of growth.
The presence of Sodena in this firms generates a multiplier effect of financial resources for future Sodena ventures in Navarre. Also, this will enable Sodena to count on IBII and IBIII as a prospective co-investor in Sodena's projects as well as to increase the number of initiatives within the scope in which our firm operates in Navarra.
A biotechnology company focused on generating innovative and high quality pharmaceutical research programs based on the modulation of clinically validated therapeutic targets for the treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
A pharmaceutical company that develops and markets dermatological drugs.
PaloBiofarma is a biotech company set up in 2006 that has a platform to generate antagonists and selective agonists of adenosine receptors. The company has two developments in the pipeline that are in the clinical phase.
Ysios Biofund I
Fund oriented exclusively to investments in biotechnology projects. It is the largest specialized fund in the biotechnology sector.
Congelados de Navarra
A scientifically-based company that mainly works on the creation, transfer and exploitation of agri-biotechnology know-how. It uses agri-biotechnology and micro-biotechnology tools for the development of a patent portfolio to improve crops and it also develops new agro-biochemical products.
Mahn Mac Group - Egrín Alimentación
Protectora de Carnes
Energy and the Environment
Solaris Bus & Coach
Dinogames - Dr. Platypus and Ms. Wonbat
ONENA, Operador Neutro Navarra
Onena (Operator Neutral Navarra, SL) is a neutral operator of fiber optic (FTTH; fiber to the home) focused on infrastructure development of ultra-fast networks and subsequent open leasing to telecom operators so that they can offer services access and interconnection through that FTTH to companies and individuals.
Set up by entrepreneurs from Navarra, its product is ERP (Entrerprise Resources Planning) software developed within the Open Source philosophy (licences that allow the end user to modify the product and distribute it freely).
The Think Lab
TedCas Medical Systems
A company focused on the development and marketing of technologies (hardware and software), for the healthcare field. It provides access to, handling and searching medical information in hospital environments through the use of natural user interfaces (NUIs). By using TedCas medical personnel can monitor any kind of application in an aseptic manner.
Seed Capital / Start Up Capital Navarra
Ápodo Creativitytech (Noxon)
Agil Packaging System
Technological company that works with the objective of reinventing the packaging system for the bulky appliance by replacing expanded polystyrene (EPS or polyester) with a novel technique that focuses its main advantages in terms of reducing production costs, logistics and environmental costs.
Technology company in the agrifood sector focused on the sensorization of fields in such a way that the farmer receives information in real time, of the main variables in which he can intervene in order to improve his crops and integrate with agricultural irrigation systems.
Project of the I edition of Orizont, agrifood accelerator.
Casilda y Jimena
An engineering company that maintains wind turbines. Eolive offers blade engineering at the height of the turbine, with innovative access solutions.
Microclimatic control system and monitoring of fermentation in wooden barrels through the use of Smart data.
Project of the IV edition of Orizont, agrifood accelerator.
Green Killer Weeds
Technology company of the agrifood sector that manufactures machinery for the elimination of weeds in crops in a totally ecological way through the use of electro-waves.
Project of the III edition of Orizont, agrifood accelerator.
iAR, Industrial Augmented Reality
Ikan Biotech - The Zebrafish Lab
Lifeak Job Accommodation Solutions for Life
Company that offers services in genomics research base, as the preparation and design of projects, conducting genetic and epigenetic determinations and interpretation of results and statistical analysis. It also develops new genetic and epigenetic panels for resale and marketing.
MG Nutrición 3G
Opendomo Things (ONNA)
Sanae Corp. Alimentaria
Start Up Capital Navarra
An Enterprise Development Company with public and private participation aimed at investment in innovative business projects in their initial phases (seed capital and start-up).
Startup dedicated to the manufacture of "Suiseki" tables, a new gastronomic and social experience that consists of creating a 100 % natural volcanic stone table where diners interact and, at the same time, the food is cooked.
Project of IV edition of Orizont, agrifood accelerator.
Vitale, Intelligent Training System
A company that has developed a cloud platform for specific sports prescriptions aimed at fitness and health professionals so that they can improve and complement their training programmes for their customers.
Zapa and Friends
Bacaicoa Industrias Plásticas
Parque de la Naturaleza de Navarra - Sendaviva
A company set up by the Directorate-General of Commerce and Tourism of the Government of Navarra. It is a leisure/theme park located in a natural setting near Arguedas (Navarra).
Rodona Industria Gráfica
Salinas de Navarra
A company that produces, transforms and markets vacuum salt for such diverse applications as the food sector, industry, or water treatment.