Monaco Energy Boat Challenge

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corporate mentoring

providing guidance to the teams from industry experts

Set up to strengthen links between the yachting industry and the university teams competing, so experts in the sector can give the latter bespoke targeted advice on their projects and objectives. The Mentor ensures students get the best possible feedback on their boat, helping them to innovate even more and focus on the design.

Who can be a mentor.

Mentorship is open to seasoned professionals and experts eager to share their knowledge and experience

What are the benefits.

Mentors contribute to the industry’s growth, and inspire the next generation of innovators.

What are the obligations

The mentor should assist the team in their goal to succeed in the challenge without judgement.

some mentors in 2024

The 2024 mentorship team was instrumental in shaping the event’s success, guiding teams with unparalleled dedication.

Thomas grosjean profil


Marine fuel cell Engineer manager - HELION

Bart diesvel profil


Research & Development Engineer - OCEANCO

Christine funch profil

Christine FUNCK


Márk Kecskés

IT Consultant & Energy Boat Alumni - Netcompany

Tamas RAPP

Head of Motors - Grundfos


Project Manager - Palumbo Superyachts

Luigi Minerva

Senior Project Manager - Maritiem Research Instituut Nederland

Brice Lemaire

Technical Advisor - Arketyp Yachts

Thorsten Irgang - PureVolt GbR

Managing Director

Simon Schofield

Chief Technical Officer - BAR Technologies Ltd

mentor energy boat challenge

Marya Abdouni

Yachting Project Manager - Monaco Marine

monaco marine mebc

Angèle Navarro

Yachting Project Manager - Monaco Marine

monaco marine

Maxime Edler

Yachting Project Manager - Monaco Marine


step 1

Register your interest on the MEBC Corporate Mentoring Program Request

step 2

An initial discussion will help define which university will be able to best benefit from
your mentoring accompaniment

step 3

You will be introduced to your mentee Team in February to start the 5 month Mentoring Program.

Who can be a mentor

  • A member of the organisation holding technical knowledge to be able to assist teams in their project development.
  • The mentor should understand the rules of the challenge to be able to assist the team with their application & project. (Notice of Race & Technical Rule).
  • The mentor should have at least one of these areas of expertise/interest: ship design, ship building, energy efficiency, sustainability, R&D, new material, alternative propulsion system…


  • Strengthen your organization link with a pool of university students, future engineers of the industry
  • Talent discovery, possibility to offer best/most promising student an internship with your organisation
  • Exposure to new ideas & new perspectives
  • Mentoring positively affects the mentor themselves
  • Inclusive culture
  • Invitations to the Opening & Closing Ceremony
  • Communication Benefits, presentation of the mentors on the website & social media
  • Take part in the reflexion about the yachting of tomorrow

What are the ​ obligations

  • The mentor should meet (remotely or in person) at least once a month with the team it is assigned to
  • The mentor should assist the team in their goal to succeed in the challenge without judgement.
  • The mentor and mentee should agree on a mentoring planning & communication procedure
  • The mentee team should partake in the program with an open mind and should put its best effort to benefit from the professional advice.
  • The mentee team should not expect the mentor to do any work for them.
  • If the mentor or the team mentee should feel that at any time the mentoring program is not appropriately taking place it has to be referred in writing to
  • A closure feedback questionnaire will be provided to both the mentor and mentee team to evaluate the experience & allow improvements to the mentoring program