The Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition (CEC) is a part of the Entrepreneurship Campus and was initiated to empower entrepreneurs all around the world to create innovative answers to global and/or community challenges and to engage in a more peaceful and sustainable world.
Everyone is invited to submit an innovative ideas and project with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs and 169 related targets address the most important social, economic, environmental, health and governmental challenges of our time.
Before, during and after the CEC participants have the possibility to take two courses to help develop a sustainable business model from their idea. They’ll gain knowledge that can be helpful to change or upgrade existing projects as well. The Brain versus Capital (BvC) course serves as a basis and can also be completed without prior registration. The additional Sustainable Entrepreneurship Course (SEC) is recommended to be done after the end of the BvC course. Both courses are free of charge.
Note: Taking the BvC and/or SEC course is not mandatory to take part in the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. However, it is a helpful tool to get the greatest possible potential out of ideas and projects.
If an potential applicant is between 13 and 29 years old, please submit the idea and/or project in the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship category. If 30+ please submit the idea and/or project to the Adult Citizen Entrepreneurship category. Please make sure to submit the entry into the right category. If not, the entry cannot be included in the competition.