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CEMEX-Tec Award extends call due to COVID-19

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to extend the call for applications for the 10th edition of the CEMEX-Tec Award 2020 until 30 June 2020, allowing time for more projects to join and inspire more people to be part of an important entrepreneurial community.

"We are committed to supporting all of those social agents of change who work every day to find solutions to their communities’ current challenges. We know that this crisis will leave its mark around the world, and today more than ever, we need to work collaboratively to strengthen social impact projects," said Martha Herrera, CEMEX's Global Director of Responsible Business and Director of the CEMEX-Tec Centre for Sustainable Community Development.

Accounting for the current environment and to ensure everyone’s safety, the CEMEX-Tec Award 2020 will shift its training space for entrepreneurs, known as Experience Week, from a face-to-face to a virtual format. In addition to seed capital, the award winners will continue to receive specialised training, mentoring, and opportunities to interact remotely with entrepreneurs and partners.

"The changes to our Experience Week have been performed hand in hand with our incredible allies and experts on social innovation. Together, we have designed a virtual programme that fosters community participation and interaction among the winners. Through this innovative approach, we know that Experience Week 2020 will remain a very enriching experience for our winners,” explained Martha Herrera.

Participation in one of the award’s four different categories presents the opportunity to impact and inspire more people and initiatives globally, as well as to create partnerships that help achieve socio-environmental changes that are needed today more than ever for society’s sustainable development.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the CEMEX-Tec Award continues to promote initiatives in diverse areas such as the environment, innovation, education, technology, and inclusion, among others, and aims to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people around the world.

The CEMEX-Tec Award 2020 will receive applications until 30 June through the website.

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