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 Entrepreneurs

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

Prize:

  • 10 international winners: 1 week bootcamp training led by Ashoka.

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

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

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 Entrepreneurship

Addressed to community entrepreneurs, community-based organizations, 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.

Download the call

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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:

  • 3 mexican finalists and 3 international finalists: 2 days bootcamp training led by MakeSense.

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:

  • 3 mexican finalists and 3 international finalists: 2 days bootcamp training led by MakeSense.

Download the call

Award Timeline

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Call for

Application 2020

Feb 13 2020

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Closing

Application 2020

June 30 2020

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Evaluation

Projects evaluation

July 01 2020 - Aug 15 2020

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Winners

Winners announcement

Aug 2020

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Award

Award Ceremony

Oct 2020

Award Timeline

1

Call for

Application 2020

Feb 13 2020


Closing

Application 2020

June 30 2020

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3

Evaluation

Projects evaluation

July 01 2020 - Aug 15 2020


Winners

Winners announcement

Aug 2020

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3

Award

Award Ceremony

Oct 2020

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.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.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 June 30 (GMT-05) 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.

Normally, all the exprenses of the winners to travel to Monterrey and live the Experience Week are covered. Due to the current situation in regards of COVID-19, the 2020 Experience Week will be virtual, to take care of the health of winners, allies and staff of the Award.

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.mx/ediciones-anteriores

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

We evaluate the first 700 projects per category that meet all the requirements.

To safeguard the health of all those involved in the Award, and taking into account government sanitary recommendations, there will be two important changes. The first is that we extended the project reception stage until June 30. The second is that the Experience Week will be in digital format, but it will continue to be an incredible learning and connection experience.