Monaco Ocean Protection Challenge


Unleashing Students’ and Young Entrepreneurs’ Innovation Power to Protect the Ocean

The Monaco Ocean Protection Challenge is a students’ and young entrepreneurs’ competition organized by four partners:
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The Monaco Ocean Protection Challenge began in 2018 as a collaboration between 4 partners dedicated to ocean protection and awareness:  The Prince Albert II Foundation, Monaco Impact, The International University of Monaco, and The Oceanographic Institution Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Foundation. The aim of the MOPC as a whole is to provide young students and entrepreneurs the opportunities and skills to succeed in building sustainable businesses for a better world, as well as sharing the core values that the Principality of Monaco has endorsed for more than a century.

Open to students and entrepreneurs

The 2023 edition is open to all university undergraduates, graduates, MBA students, and young entrepreneurs who are creating a company or have created one in or after 2021. Check the requirements to participate.

Requirements to Participate

A Bachelor, Master or MBA university student or a young entrepreneur
Being fluent in English (and have a creative, entrepreneurial spirit)
Willing to take actions that make sense and have impact
Prepared to participate in the implementation of the idea (if selected by the Jury)

When Blue Economy Supports the Protection of the Ocean

6th Edition & 4th International Edition MOPC
A World of Reusability
  • As our oceans continue to face the enormous threat of pollution, it’s time to focus on an economy based on reusability!
  • The possibilities in a circular economy are endless! Can you come up with the next brilliant idea to save our ocean?
Who can join?
  • All undergraduate, graduate and MBA students.
  • Young professionals who are creating or have created a company after June 2020.
What do I have to submit?
  • Registered teams

By March 31st

    • An executive summary
    • A Power Point presentation
  • Selected semi-finalists

By April 29th

    • Business Plan
    • 1 minute video
How will the Jury screen your business plan?
  • Verify and substantiate demand for your product or service, based on market research and a thorough analysis of relevant data;
  • Make sure the impact and the potential of your business concept are global, not local;
  • Create a positive and measurable impact on the Ocean.