Start-ups and small businesses, made up of less than 500 people that are developing innovative projects answering a general interest issue or contributing to the fight against global warming & climate change, in the fields of Sustainable Smart Living, Resilient Smart Infrastructures, and e-Mobility Infrastructure.
These organisations must be based in India (incorporated in India or having a subsidiary in India with local operational teams).
Candidate companies must be independent of a group of more than 500 employees and must have filed their articles of incorporation or be committed to doing so before the 26th April 2020. They must also not have raised more than USD 5 million.
Candidates should have a prototype, a model, or a product to exhibit on November 2020 during the Awards Ceremony.
A company can apply with different projects as long as these projects are distinct and fulfil eligibility criteria. To submit several projects, you have to complete the corresponding number of applications.
The EDF Pulse India brings substantial support to each winner: a communication campaign to boost their brand awareness and up to USD 20,000 to invest and develop their business. Finalists and winners alike will be invited to present their projects in Public Relations events organised or supported by EDF.
Entering the EDF PULSE INDIA requires the full and unreserved acceptance of the full Terms and Conditions – read it here.
These rules constitute a contract between the Organiser and the Project promoter, and a commitment to guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. The Organiser reserves the right to exclude any application file in which provided information proves to be false. The project and the team will also be excluded in case of attempted fraud.
The candidate must allow the Organiser to communicate to the general public the title of the project and the following elements provided in the application file: name of the project and name of the organisation, domiciled country, pitch of the project, photos of the project and the team, video presentation of the project, logo, link to the Organisation’s website or social media. The Candidate must also authorise the Organiser to use images attached to the project, particularly the image of the candidates.
Funds can be raised by self-financing, love money, crowdfunding (on platforms like Kickstarter, KissKissBankBank, Ulule, WiSEED, etc.), business angels, investment fund, public subsidies (ANR, BPI, SATT, Regional Council, etc.), etc.