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CEMEX-Tec Award celebrates tenth anniversary

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For the tenth year in a row, the CEMEX-Tecnologico de Monterrey Centre for Sustainable Development has launched its call for the CEMEX-Tec Award around the globe.

The award recognises entrepreneurs and students that develop high-impact proposals and projects regarding sustainable development, innovation, and social entrepreneurship. This award offers funding, specialised 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 recognise 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 Centre for Sustainable Communities.

The CEMEX-Tec Award is divided into four categories: 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 problem and encourage a systemic change, with the potential of becoming a social business; Communitarian Entrepreneurship, aimed at organisations, foundations, cooperatives or civil associations with productive projects of social transformation, and; Collaborative Action, aimed at organisations 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 Centre (, indicating the appropriate category for their proposals. The deadline to submit projects is 31 May 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 have been international. These projects have benefited more than 22 500 people in Mexico and the world.

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