Pangaea X is an education and environmental program aimed to support and encourage youth in the realisation of innovative projects with a positive impact on our planet. Through annual challenges set on diverse environmental issues, Mike Horn calls international youth to take action by proposing solutions to help solve these problems. Once the program completed, the explorer will embark the final team on a life-changing adventure. 


We are excited to announce that Pangaea X will be back for a second edition this year! Our goal is to continue to support and encourage young people to take action on important environmental issues by proposing innovative solutions that have a positive impact on our planet. Stay tuned for more information, as we will be releasing details about this year’s theme, challenges, and prizes this spring 2023. We can’t wait to see the amazing solutions that the young generation will come up with this time!
coach Pangaea x


We are looking for motivated people to be active throughout the 2023 Pangaea X program to transform the lives of these young participants by helping them develop their solutions.

4 roles are available:


The first edition of Pangaea X was launched on January 9th, on the theme of #oceans. European youth between the ages of 16 and 25 were given until March 6th to propose their project ideas related to ocean conservation. This first edition of the program was exclusively proposed to French speakers living in Europe with the intention of going global in 2023. Thanks to the support and expertise of Pangaea X’s carefully-selected jury, 10 teams were chosen to integrate the program. Starting in April, the teams have 5 months to prove their determination and capabilities by passing the 3 selection phases to reach the grand finale on September 17th, 2022. Punctually throughout the program, participants will be invited to join Mike Horn and the Pangaea X team, to meet their allocated coaches and to attend various workshops given by experts to challenge their ideas and develop concrete solutions.



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Bionet won the first prize and is therefore the winning team of this 2022 edition!

Thanks to their project which consists in the creation of a net made of natural fibers, they were able to convince the jury. 9 months after starting the adventure, Jonathan, William and Victor leave with the first prize of the program.


Maxime Dumont

Program Leader

Laura Favre

Head of project

Emma Buck

Project Coordinator

Jessica Horn

Head of Partnerships

Mike Horn

Project Dreamer

Annika Horn

Head of communication

Meet the team

Discover the crazy team behind the Pangaea X program. Sorry, the page is still in French, but the English version is coming soon! 🚀🧨


Découvrez avec nous le projet Greenfjord présenté par le Professeur Samuel Jaccard 🔬

Ce projet vise à étudier l’impact du changement climatique dans les fjords du Groenland🇬🇱

Retrouvez plus d’infos sur : https://greenfjord-project.ch

🗣️ « On a créé @pangaea.x pour soutenir tous les jeunes qui ont des idées, pas seulement au travers de l’équipe et d’un programme éducatif, mais aussi au travers de nos sponsors.
On fait en sorte que leurs idées, deviennent réalité. » 🚀
- Mike Horn

📸 @hugohmygod

@columbia_eu @geberit_ch @serge_ferrari

Cette semaine nous sommes allés à la rencontre de @epflcarbonteam 🚀

En réponse au challenge lancé par Elon Musk, cette jeune association de l’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne fondée par Karl Khalil développe actuellement un projet de captation carbone 🌱

On t’emmène aujourd’hui découvrir leur initiative 🗣️

Rendez vous sur leur page @epflcarbonteam pour suivre ce magnifique projet 🔥

Après 6 mois de travail, les 5 équipes finalistes du programme pangaea x ont présenté leur projet devant une audience de plusieurs centaines de personnes 🎙️

Deux règles leurs étaient fixées: aucun visuel et 3 minutes de pitch 🕞

Une tâche de taille mais parfaitement maîtrisée par toutes les équipes ✅


Don’t miss out on @bionet_pangaeax ‘s first radio interview on @rtl_france !

After having watched the Netflix TV show Seaspricy, William, Jonathan and Victor were appalled of the amount of fishing nets that were left at sea. Were any biodegradable fishing nets on the market ? The answer was no: it was time to act and change our habits.

Did you know that, before the use of plastic, fishing nets were made out of cotton ?

By combining natural fibres with modern technologies, BioNet have created the perfect mix to fight against ghost fishing.

If you would like to contact the teams, head over to their pages or contact us at contact@pangaeax.org

Avec les @sbbcffffs, on a demandé aux participants d’imaginer la mobilité de demain! Et vous comment vous l’imaginez?

🎥 @hugohmygod


A week ago, we welcomed our 5 finalist teams at @joinstationf in Paris.

The biggest incubator for startups in the world, Station F was the ideal location for our teams to pitch their projects in front of the @pangaea.x jury.

6 months ago, 150 projects were submitted, 10 were selected to integrate the program, then 5 went onto the second phase and last week, one final winner was announced!

It’s been a challenging journey for our selected teams. They started with a simple idea and today we have concrete projects aspiring to contribute to preserving our oceans 🌊

We are so proud of the progress that have made and the resilience and determination they have shown and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.

This might be the end of our first edition, but it’s the beginning of life changing projects for a better future!

🎥 @hugohmygod

“Collaboration is the new competition!” @mikehornexplorer sharing survival tips applicable to the success of entrepreneurial projects. Build bridges not walls 🤝 ...

The 5th finalist is @enereef.project !

This team of passionate marine biologists and engineers share @mikehornexplorer ‘s favorite playground: the ocean.

By creating an artificial reef at the base of offshore wind-turbines, they aim to save biodiversity whilst tracking their activity.

Want to find out more ? Get your ticket for the final ceremony, the 16th of September, in Paris. Link in bio

🎥: @claudiachudzik

@projet.mersee is the next finalist we wanted to present to you!

By using artificial intelligence they are hoping to reduce illegal fishing. A big challenge for a big team!

Find out more here 👉 @projet.mersee

🎥: @claudiachudzik

The workshop held in July did put our teams to the test. Creating their business plan and being challenged by different experts weren’t easy. But, Pangaea X is also about having fun and knowing when to take a break ! 🤣

Our teams had to find their way across Lausanne, with many challenges along the way.

To find out more, watch our latest YouTube video. Link in Bio

🎥: @hugohmygod

🗣: “Lors de ce workshop n°2, j'ai appris à me projeter plus loin dans notre projet, au delà de l'aventure @pangaea.x.

Nous avons également eu de nouveaux points de vue concernant le projet de la part d'experts qui nous permet d'affiner un peu plus nos idées.

En tant que jeunes entrepreneurs en devenir, ce workshop nous a énormément appris sur les aspects juridiques, l'entrepreuneriat ou encore les stratégies de financement.

Finalement à l’issue de ce workshop je me sens incarner un peu plus @enereef.project, et motivé à développer ce magnifique projet.”

@nicolas.compinho de l’équipe @enereef.project 🐠

📸 @streetofswitzerland


Become a sponsor

Through its program, Pangaea X aims not only to raise awareness on environmental issues, but also to empower youth by offering them a platform to transform their energy, passion and ideas into concrete solutions.  Through the alliance of our shared values, fields of expertise and strengths, a greater impact on our planet and our youth is guaranteed!

Beyond a simple partnership. Together let’s :

-> Support concrete projects in line with your values and initiatives.
-> Raise awareness and play active roles in the well-being of our planet.
-> Invest in younger generation by giving them responsibilities as future world leaders.

e-mail : contact@pangaeax.org