CEMEX-TEC Award

Annual global recognition for the development of high impact proposals and projects in the areas of sustainable development, entrepreneurship and social innovation.

How can I participate?

The CEMEX-TEC Award has 4 global categories, within which you can participate by registering your project. To know the details of each category, download the rules of the call.

Social Entrepeneurs

Aimed at entrepeneurs from around the world. Oriented to social entrepeneurship projects that have at least one year of implementation and generate a systemic change.

Prize:

  • 15 international winners: 1 week bootcamp training led by Ashoka and MassChallenge.

  • 3 first places: $ 10,000 USD seed capital each.

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Transforming Communities

Addressed to upper and postgraduate students of any country. Oriented to proposals for the sustainable transformation of a community.

Prize:

  • 1st place México and 1st place international: $ 25,000 USD each for the implementation of the proposal.

  • 1 week bootcamp training, directed by MakeSense.

Download the call

Transforming Communities

Addressed to upper and postgraduate students of any country. Oriented to proposals for the sustainable transformation of a community.

Prize:

  • 1st place México and 1st place international: $ 25,000 USD each for the implementation of the proposal.

  • 1 week bootcamp training, directed by MakeSense.

Download the call

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Community Entrepeneurship

Addressed to organizations, foundations, cooperatives or civil associations of any country. Oriented to productive community social transformation projects that have at least one year of implementation.

Prize:

  • 10 international winners: bootcamp experience of 1 week lead by Unreasonable México

  • 3 first places: $ 10,000 USD seed capital each.

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Collaborative Action

Addressed to organizations that work through intersectoral alliances, involving at least 3 sectors of society. Oriented to projects with social impact implemented through intersectoral alliances, which have at least one year of implementation.

Prize:

  • 1st place México and 1st place international: all expenses paid trip to México to receive the Award.

Download the call

Collaborative Action

Addressed to organizations that work through intersectoral alliances, involving at least 3 sectors of society. Oriented to projects with social impact implemented through intersectoral alliances, which have at least one year of implementation.

Prize:

  • 1st place México and 1st place international: all expenses paid trip to México to receive the Award.

Download the call

Award Timeline

1

Opening

Announcement 2019

Feb 01 2019

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Closing

Announcement 2019

May 31 2019

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Evaluation

Projects evaluation

Jun 01 2019 - Aug 15 2019

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Winners

Winners announcement

Aug 19 2019

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Award

Award Ceremony

Sep 19 2019

Award Timeline

1

Opening

Announcement 2019

Feb 01 2019


Closing

Announcement 2019

May 31 2019

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3

Evaluation

Projects evaluation

Jun 01 2019 - Aug 15 2019


Winners

Winners announcement

Aug 19 2019

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3

Award

Award Ceremony

Sep 19 2019

How to participate?

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Process

Do you have a high social impact project that you're looking to promote?


Search

Check the rules of your category of interest. There you will find the details.

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Sign up

Register in the portal and register your project in the category of your choice.


Upload your project

Enter the My Projects section and complete the requested information.

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Frecuently Asked Questions

It is an annual recognition of high impact projects in the field of sustainable development, innovation and entrepreneurship. As of 2018, the CEMEX-TEC Award opened its global level call, which means that from that year on it will receive projects from anywhere in the world.

Create an account within the page www.cdcs.com.mx; you will receive a confirmation email and account validation.

Register your project. Enter your account and select the category in which you will participate. Complete the requested information about your project and the participants. You can complete this information at different times, but be sure to click on "Save" so you do not miss the progress. When you have finished completing the information, click on "Send". Once the project is submitted, there is no way to make edits or corrections, so be sure to send the complete and correct information.

Follow-up. The CEMEX-TEC Award will be sending you emails during your registration process to let you know what status your project is in. Any questions, write us to premiocemextec@cdcs.com.mx, specifying the name and folio of your project.

Evaluation. Projects that have complete information will begin the evaluation process. Each of the categories has a different evaluation process. We suggest you check the bases of the categories to find more details.

Winners. All participating projects are notified by email if they were selected as winners or not, and what are the next steps.

You have until May 31 at 11:59 p.m. (GMT-6) to complete the registration of your project.

  • Registration form duly completed.

  • Letter of ownership of the idea signed.

  • Letter of assistance to the bootcamp signed.

  • Explanatory video of 3 minutes maximum.

  • Annexes (photos, recognitions, media notes ...).

  • Registration form duly completed.

  • Letter of ownership of the ideas signed by all team members.

  • Collaboration letter with local organization signed by the organization and all team members.

  • Letter of commitment signed by all team members.

  • Explanatory video of 3 minutes maximum.

  • Annexes (photos, recognitions, media notes …)

  • Information sheets (3).

  • Excel of financial sustainability.

  • Registration form duly completed.

  • Letter of ownership of the idea signed.

  • Letter of commitment signed.

  • Explanatory video of 3 minutes maximum.

  • Excel of financial sustainability.

  • Annexes (photos, recognitions, media notes …)

  • Registration form duly completed.

  • Letter of ownership of the idea signed.

  • Letter of commitment signed.

  • Explanatory video of 3 minutes maximum.

  • Annexes (photos, recognitions, media notes…)

If you are Mexican, it is not necessary that you have a passport. If you are a foreigner and you are among the winners, you do need a passport to travel to Mexico. The process of requesting a passport and visa (in cases that apply) is the responsibility of the participants. The CEMEX-TEC Award can help you with a letter of invitation to Mexico.

Lodging, flights from your city of origin to Monterrey Mexico, land transportation and most of the food will be covered by the Award. The winner must pay for his / her passport and / or visa expenses and dinners that are not included.

The folio number can be found in the profile of the project in the registration portal.

We evaluate the first 500 projects per category that meet all the requirements.

In the following link you can download the Books of the past editions of the CEMEX-TEC Award, where you will find the winning and participating projects: http://www.cdcs.com.mx/ediciones-anteriores

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You can particiàte in one or any Award's categories, either with the same or different projects