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Pangaea X is an education and environmental program spearheaded by explorer Mike Horn that aims to inspire and empower young people to develop innovative projects with a positive impact on the planet. Through annual challenges focused on various environmental issues, Mike Horn encourages youth worldwide to take action by proposing creative solutions to address these problems. Upon completion of the program, finalist teams have the opportunity to win a monetary prize to kickstart their project, as well as embark on a transformative adventure with Mike Horn.


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! 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.


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! 🚀🧨


Get inspired by the advice of @oyster.ba 🌊🦪, the innovative team who participated in the first edition of Pangaea X! Their idea of building a reef made with oyster shel was truly amazing 💡
Now it’s your turn to share your vision for a sustainable future! Join us for Pangaea X 2023 and propose your unique idea 🚀.

Visit our website at www.pangaeax.org for all the information 🌍

Win up to 20’000€ to kickstart your environmental project with the @pangaea.x program!

If you are between 16 to 29 years old and live in Europe, this is your chance to have a real impact on our planet and learn valuable skills for your future!

More information on www.pangaeax.org

Get inspired by the advice of Enereef 🌊🐠, the innovative team of marine biologists and engineers who participated in the first edition of Pangaea X! Their idea of building an modulable reef at the bottom of offshore wind turbines was truly amazing 💡
Now it’s your turn to share your vision for a sustainable future! Join us for Pangaea X 2023 and propose your unique idea 🚀.

Visit our website at www.pangaeax.org for all the information 🌍

Hey hey hey! We’re still searching for the perfect coaches to join us on our wild ride through the Pangaea X program!

Here’s what we’re offering:

- Loads of fun and unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime ⏲
- An epic afterparty that’ll leave you with unforgettable memories (or maybe just a wicked hangover) 🥂
- One whole week in Switzerland and some of the best chocolate you’ve tested 🍫
- The chance to connect with some seriously awesome people 👯‍♀️

So, what do you say? Ready to join us on this adventure of a lifetime? Trust us, it’s going to be a blast!

Apply online! Link in bio

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 🤝 ...

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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