2° MONACO SMART & SUSTAINABLE MARINA RENDEZVOUS
Sunday 25th September 2022. The 2nd Monaco Smart and Sustainable Marina Rendezvous kicked off today, hosted by Yacht Club de Monaco: two days of meetings and talks between 50 startups and 20 marinas and architects representing 26 nations.
“Yacht Club de Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation support sustainability, especially in the yachting sector. We need to change and act fast. We are responsible at this stage and must all play our part as one team. We need to change yachting and Yacht Club de Monaco is a platform from which to present solutions,” said YCM General Secretary Bernard d’Alessandri opening the event.
For this second edition, M3 (Monaco Marina Management), a consultant specialised in development, management and promotion of marinas & yachts clubs, has partnered again with sustainability innovation experts Blumorpho to organise this event that brings together 250 players from a unique ecosystem.
“We work on virtuous marinas and get inspiration from them. We present new solutions to help the environment but also to make them living spaces. The idea is the same as smart cities, hyperconnected centres with particular attention paid to the health of the environment around us,” explains José Marco Casellini, CEO of M3.
The International Smart & Sustainable Marina Awards 2022 will be announced Monday 26th September. A total of 173 one to one interviews between 50 startups and 36 members of the jury have taken place in the run-up to the main event. Seven finalists have been chosen in the startups: CompPair Technologies (New Materials category, Switzerland), ECOncrete (Biodiversity, Israel), Falco (Mobility and Services, France), GPA Seabots (Optimising Water, Spain) Moore More (Equipment & Infrastructure, Monaco), Securaxis (Security, Switzerland) and Solar Cloth (Optimising Energy, France). One overall winner will be announced tomorrow, Monday at 4.00pm.
The public vote will decide between Habacoa (Bahamas), Kos Marina and Flisvos (both in Greece) in the Marinas category, and between Norwegians from Snøhetta, the Austrians from NBAX and Spanish architecture firm On A in the Architects category.