Premio UNITEC a la Innovación Tecnológica para el Desarrollo Social / UNITEC Award for Social Development Through Technological Innovation was launched in 2013 as part of the International Youth Foundation’s YouthActionNet® program. With support from Laureate International Universities, the International Youth Foundation and Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC), this initiative focuses on recognizing young Mexicans, between 18 and 29, that create initiatives that leverage technology to resolve the pressing challenges facing Mexico.
The UNITEC program recognizes five young social entrepreneurs each year to receive:
- Public recognition at an award ceremony and through IYF publications and promotions
- Cash awards to support their work
- Training sessions in topics relevant to their work, such as public relations, leadership, fundraising and teamwork
- Access to a global network of YouthActionNet® alumni
For more information about the UNITEC Award for Social Development Through Technological Innovation / Premio UNITEC a la Innovación Tecnológica para el Desarrollo Social, visit the program website.