The CEMEX-TEC Award launches its 2019 edition with two new global categories


MONTERREY, MX. FEBRUARY 15th, 2019.- The CEMEX-Tec Center for Sustainable Development of Communities launched its call for the CEMEX-Tec Award 2019, which for the second time will receive projects not only from Mexico and Latin America, but from all over the world. 

For the 9th year in a row, the CEMEX-Tec 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.

The CEMEX-Tec Award is divided in four categories with a 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 social problems and encourage a systemic change, with the potential of becoming a social business; Community 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 multisectorial partnerships.

For the 2019 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 are some of the allies with whom the Award is joining efforts to generate greater impact.

In order to participate, the teams should sign up and upload their projects in the web page of the CEMEX-Tec Center (, indicating the appropriate category for their proposals. The deadline to submit projects is May 31st, 2019.

The CEMEX-Tec Award has received projects from more than 5,300 people, translated into the submission of 2,272 projects from 32 countries. 55 of the winning projects where from Mexico, and 44 from around the world. Altogether, the projects have had a positive impact on more than 22,500 people.