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27 May 2024 | 16:42

Pangaea X, MSC Foundation and AGL announce the 10 finalists of the 2024 Africa Innovation Hackathon

Pangaea X, MSC Foundation and AGL are proud to announce the finalists of the Hackathon which will take place from 30 to 1June 2024 in the city of Assinie, Côte d’Ivoire.

For this first 2024 edition, the Hackathon attracted 314 participants in 91 teams, each composed of 2 to 4 young Ivorians wishing to embark on sustainable innovation. Each team, made up of 54% women and 46% men, worked intensively on various innovative projects relating to waste recycling, biodegradable packaging, virtual reality, etc.

After an evaluation by an expert jury composed of representatives from AGL, Horn Foundation and MSC Foundation, 10 teams were selected to take part in the Hackathon final. They are:


  • Ivoiregreengenius: Advanced Recycling Center


  • PLANT-AIR: Organic Urban Agriculture


  • READY : Food Waste Composting


  • Impact Ladies: Recycling and sustainable reward


  • MEDEV: Flood crisis management


  • GrennCulturaTech : Climate Change Information


  • TANEBITO: Recycling and recovery of PET


  • Siboré : Banana fibres for aesthetics


  • J2K: Mangrove Conservation VR Game


  • Ivoire Straw : Biodegradable straw packaging

The 10 finalists will take advantage of the Hackathon to refine their ideas, before presenting their work through a pitch in front of the jury which will designate the overall winner of the Pangaea X Côte d’Ivoire Hackathon on June 1st.

The winning team of the first prize will benefit from an incubation at Pangaea X in Europe, including an enriching trip to Switzerland and Paris and the possibility of winning €20,000, or about 13 million FCFA, to develop their project.

In addition, the winner of the AGL Hackathon Coup de Coeur award will join the incubation program of Yiri, the innovation center of Africa Global Logistics (AGL), based in Abidjan. This technological laboratory will offer these young entrepreneurs specific support programs that will enable them to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to make their business project a reality.


About Africa Global Logistics (AGL)

AGL is the leading multimodal logistics operator (port, logistics, maritime and rail) in Africa. The company is now part of the MSC Group, a leading company in maritime transport and logistics. AGL provides its African and global customers with comprehensive, customized and innovative logistics solutions, with the ambition to be “At the Heart of Africa’s Transformations”. AGL is present in 47 countries in Africa but also in Haiti and Timor. Through its Yiri Innovation Center, located in Abidjan, AGL supports the digital transformations of Africa’s logistics, stimulating innovation and providing young people, students, AGL employees and start-ups with a working environment conducive to creativity and the exploration of new ideas.

About Pangaea X

Pangaea X is a non-profit association based in Switzerland and guided by explorer Mike Horn. Its incubation program is designed to support young entrepreneurs in the development of their innovative environmental ideas. With an extensive network of mentors, experts and partners, Pangaea X is dedicated to creating an environment conducive to innovation and the success of start-ups. For more information, visit www.pangaeax.org and follow us on Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram . Hackathon page: https://pangaeax.org/hackathon-cote-divoire/.

About the MSC Foundation

MSC Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the MSC Group. Established by the Aponte family in 2018, the foundation works in the areas of environmental conservation, community support, education, and emergency humanitarian aid. Its mission is to undertake actions that help protect and preserve the blue planet and its people, using MSC’s global reach and knowledge of the seas. For more information, visit: www.mscfoundation.org and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.


Press contacts:


Arsène YAPI, Media and Content Manager – AGL Côte d’Ivoire
T +225 27 21 22 04 01 / M. +225 07 07 19 49 67arsene.yapi@aglgroup.com  


Laura Favre, Press Relations Manager – Pangaea X

M + 41 79 489 92 98 laura@pangaeax.org


Kim Mancini, Senior Public Relations & Communications Specialist – MSC Foundation /

M. +41 76 249 8434kim.mancini@mscfoundation.org

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