JOINTLY OPENING THE FIELD OF POSSIBILITIES TO ACHIEVE CARBON NEUTRALITY MORE QUICKLY.


Open innovation is part of EDF's identity. We are convinced that the energy transition is being built together and we work closely with those who innovate for an electric future every day. Are you a start-up, a very small business, or an SME? Do you develop solutions for sustainable mobility, responsible cities, or high-performance industry? Do you want to access new markets, benefit from financing, promote your business, and test or experiment with new solutions?


EDF Pulse offers several programmes to jointly participate in innovation. Find the one that meets your needs now.


Welcome to the field of possibilities.


EDF Pulse programmes

EDF Pulse Ventures

EDF Pulse Ventures

The Group's venture capital fund, EDF Pulse Ventures, provides financial and strategic support to innovative start-ups that deploy low-carbon solutions. Since its creation in 2017, EDF Pulse Ventures has invested over 250 million euros in about 20 start-ups in France and worldwide.

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EDF Pulse Incubation

EDF Pulse Incubation

The intrapreneurship programme, EDF Pulse Incubation, relies on the inventiveness of EDF group employees to develop solutions to achieve carbon neutrality faster in 2050. Since its creation, several start-ups have been launched in the fields of hydrogen, blockchain, sustainable cities, and decentralised energy sources.

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EDF Pulse Factory

EDF Pulse Factory

EDF Pulse Factory supports EDF Group’s innovations and innovators by developing new approaches and methods. The programme is inspired by initiatives that have proven themselves within the Chocolate Factory and the Creative Lab in recent years.

Learn more about the programme [in French]

EDF Pulse Design

EDF Pulse Design

EDF’s design department explores future and emerging uses of carbon neutral energy through design. Its projections make it possible to make future solutions accessible to as many people as possible, while preserving the sensitive balances that existed before us.

Learn more about the programme [in French]

EDF Pulse Connect

EDF Pulse Connect

EDF Pulse Connect is EDF Group’s open innovation initiative. Through the Pulse & You participatory innovation platform, the company designs and improves the most innovative products and services for private customers and in favour of energy and ecological transitions.

Learn more about the programme [in French]


EDF Pulse START-UP awards

Our competition rewards French and European start-ups innovating to serve society and the energy transition. In six years, from among over 1,800 candidate start-ups, around sixty start-ups have been supported and 29 start-ups, rewarded (in the fields of smart city, electric mobility, connected housing, smart business, heightened health, etc.).
 

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Prix EDF Pulse START-UP