An initiative by the VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship and its founding partners, BNP Paribas Fortis, Close the Gap and Euroclear, in cooperation with the VBO-FEB VUB-ULB Chair of Circular Economy.

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 Circular Economy Challenge - Results 2020

We want to share with you the results of the Circular Economy Challenge (CEC) 2020. As you know, we took the final event to a virtual format in which participants shared their videos on the page of the VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship so that other people could vote for them, we also spread the word via our social networks.

Ten of the participants submitted their project videos to the CEC 2020:


Today, we are delighted to announce that 2653 people from 61 countries visited the contest page, of which 1567 cast out their vote. Below you can see a summary of the main figures obtained by the CEC2020: 

Thank you very much for your collaboration in communication, and the voice spread! 

 Circular Economy Challenge - Winner 2020

Three of the participating projects got the highest vote: "Altepetl" in the first place, followed by "Paperless" in the second, and "Sustainalyze" in third place. Congratulations!

The owner of the winning project "Altepetl" is Lorena Perez. Her project consists of bringing low-cost, quality wireless internet service and customized online content to inhabitants of Ilamatlán, México for community-building. Congratulations to Lorena, we wish her success in the execution of her project. Read more about Lorena's project by clicking here.


In the end, with the CEC 2020, we gave visibility and online presence, not only to the winning project but to all the participants (as we know some of them received messages of people interested in their projects). At the VUB Chair of Social  Entrepreneurship, we are committed to supporting social entrepreneurship projects in the creation, expansion, and consolidation of their networks as well as turning ideas into action. Special thanks to our partners Close The Gap, BNP Paribas Fortis, and Euroclear in supporting the CEC 2020, to all the participants, and of course, thanks to you.