CEMEX-Tec Award launches global call and celebrates 10th anniversary
February 17, 2020
- The Award celebrates 10 years of supporting social entrepreneurs
- For the third year, it will receive projects from countries around the world
- Since its inception, 74 countries have participated in this initiative
For the 10th year in a row, the CEMEX-Tecnologico de Monterrey Center for Sustainable Development launched its call for the CEMEX-Tec Award around the globe.
The award recognizes entrepreneurs and students that develop high-impact proposals and projects regarding sustainable development, innovation, and social entrepreneurship. This award offers funding, specialized workshops, and networking moments.
“This year, we celebrate ten years of the CEMEX-Tec Award, and we are also ten years away from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. Through this award, we continue to recognize and collaborate with agents of change who are also working towards the same goals of the 2030 Agenda,” said Martha Herrera, Corporate Social Responsibility Director at CEMEX and Director for the CEMEX-Tecnologico de Monterrey Center for Sustainable Communities.
The CEMEX-Tec Award is divided in four categories with global scope: Transforming Communities, aimed at undergraduate and graduate students with proposals for the sustainable transformation of a community; Social Entrepreneurs, aimed at entrepreneurs with projects that solve a social problems and encourage a systemic change, with the potential of becoming a social business; Communitarian Entrepreneurship, aimed at organizations, foundations, cooperatives or civil associations with productive projects of social transformation, and; Collaborative Action, aimed at organizations with social impact projects implemented through multisectoral partnerships.
To participate, the teams should sign up and upload their projects on the web page of the CEMEX-Tec Center (www.cdcs.com.mx), indicating the appropriate category for their proposals. The deadline to submit projects is May 31, 2020.
For the 2020 call, the CEMEX-Tec Award has sought to generate alliances with the most important actors in the ecosystem of entrepreneurship and social innovation in Mexico and the world. Ashoka, MassChallenge, MakeSense, Unreasonable Mexico, ImpactHub and Disruptivo TV, Socialab, New Ventures and Unboxed, are some of the allies with whom the Award is joining efforts to generate greater impact.
During its nine-year history, the CEMEX-Tec Award has received the registration of more than 7,500 people and 3,765 projects from 74 countries, of which 65 winning projects have been Mexican and 63 international. These projects have benefited more than 22,500 people in Mexico and the world.
For more information regarding the CEMEX-Tec Award and its registration process:
CEMEX is a global materials company for the construction industry that offers high quality products and reliable services to clients and communities. CEMEX continues its trajectory of benefiting those it serves through innovative construction solutions, efficiency improvements and efforts to promote a sustainable future. For more information about CEMEX, visit: www.cemex.com