NEWS.MC is excited to announce a partnership with the 2021 edition of the Monaco Ocean Protection Challenge.

The mission of the MOPC is to highlight young entrepreneurs and startups who are capable of making a positive impact on the ocean, and we will be supporting the challenge across our news channels.

The MOPC began in 2018 as a collaboration between the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco, the Monaco Impact group, the International University of Monaco and The Fondation Prince Albert II. This year, the challenge returns with a new theme: ‘When Circular Economy Saves the Ocean’.

The 2021 edition has so far garnered the participation of 31 teams, composed of 80 individual entrepreneurs. Each team will put forward a business plan, which must create a positive and measurable impact on our oceans.

A panel of judges will review submissions, and announce a list of finalists on May 17. Finalists will have their travel and hotel expenses paid for, as they come together to attend the MOPC final on June 16. As the official media partner of the challenge, NEWS.MC will be providing coverage of the finals, which will be held in the Principality.

To discover more about the challenge and its organising partners, click here.