Since 2014, the EDF Pulse Awards have given a helping hand to French and European startups that use new technological solutions to build tomorrow’s world – an electric world that’s smarter, more eco-friendly and better connected. Winners could bag themselves a marketing campaign and €70,000 of prize money to give their creativity even more of a boost!
« Investors love the EDF Pulse Awards and know that the winning companies often have a bright future ahead of them. »
Jean-Luc Longeroche - Co-founder and CEO of GEPS Techno, 2017 winner
Design a safer, more comfortable home that’s easier to live in – a smart and connected home that’s both secure and eco-friendly.
Smart Health & SELF
Promote everyday well-being and fulfilment for everyone, across all fields: health, education and leisure, combating disability, tackling exclusion, and more.
Help support business performance at every level – operational, environmental and social.
Develop sustainable cities and regions that value their residents and their environment equally.
How many Awards are given out?
5 winners are chosen each year, with:
4 Awards given to startups chosen by a Grand Jury of experts and leading figures
1 Award given to a startup chosen by the public after a large-scale voting campaign
How are the startups chosen?
Committees of innovation experts, from both within and outside the Group – including a Grand Jury of leading figures in the fields of research, business and the media – choose the most innovative projects.
What do the startups win?
A sustained marketing campaign aimed at the general public
Prize money of €70,000 to support their development
A Long-term support, providing increased visibility