M3 – Monaco Marina Management – has partnered with Yachting Ventures on the second edition of the Smart Yacht Rendezvous to search for new technologies.
The annual gathering, taking place during Monaco Ocean Week in March 2024, aims to spotlight innovative solutions in the +24m category, and foster sustainable collaborations with a positive impact on the yachting industry.
The event brings together key stakeholders for two-days of networking, round tables and workshops at the Yacht Club de Monaco.
“Recognising the challenges ahead, it’s crucial for our industry to unite in addressing pressing issues,” said Avv. José Marco Casellini, CEO of Monaco Marina Management
“Through collaborative knowledge-sharing and the adoption of cross-industry technologies, we can collectively innovate and minimise our environmental impact. Let’s work together towards a sustainable future on the seas.”
Collaborating alongside other organisations including Blumorpho, the Yachting Ventures team will identify and introduce innovations in four main categories:
● R&D and engineering, including propulsion systems, new materials, energy, AI and waste management
● Retrofit and disassembly, including reuse and recycling
● Construction; including design, 3D printing, paints and robotics
● Use, including security and safety, maintenance, data management and insurance
“Participating in this event offers an opportunity for start-ups to showcase their products and technologies amongst a very high-quality audience that is genuinely interested in supporting new technologies and innovations,” said Gabbi Richardson, Yachting Ventures founder.
Interested companies have until the January 29 2024 to apply. Applications will then be reviewed by a committee and the highest potential solutions will be selected to pitch their products to a panel of jury members composed of investors, yachting professionals and industrial experts.
Yachting Ventures is a global hub for start-ups and scaleups in the leisure marine industry, offering networking, support and opportunities for start-up companies.