EDF Pulse Croissance, the EDF start-up incubator, that invests in startups and innovative projects to achieve the energy and digital transition.
A shift towards startup creation
What makes it different to the rest of the EDF Pulse network? Going beyond the experimental stage and setting up new activities. For this to happen, we invest directly in startups and work as their partners. We also support our employees in their intrapreneurial projects.
We want to address our customers’ current and future needs by combining the Group’s expertise with startups’ flexibility in order to develop new activities.
€250 M invested since 2017
+20 startups supported
+15 partner investment funds
EDF Pulse Croissance has real funds to invest in projects, as well as tailored incubation and acceleration programmes.
We thus identify the most promising projects and support their development until they are mature enough to be incorporated into an existing or newly-created EDF business line.
Strategic fields for the energy and digital transition
The Cap 2030 strategy reflects the EDF Group’s aim of being an efficient and responsible electricity company that champions low-carbon growth. To rise to this challenge, we are investing in four strategic areas.
SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT
Smart cities, zero-emission mobility, sustainable construction, lighting, air and water quality, etc.
Smart homes, energy conversion and optimisation, home assistance for older people, etc.
Decentralised system integration, off-grid and nano-grid distributed generation, storage, etc.
Predictive maintenance and malfunction detection, improving industrial processes, nuclear decommissioning, etc.
"We build the EDF Group of tomorrow with the employees that we have today, and we partner with the ingenuity and flexibility of startups.Michel Vanhaesbroucke, Director of EDF Pulse Croissance
The aim? To give our customers innovative and competitive offers."
Made-to-measure levers for action
The creation of strategic partnerships with external startups.
Direct investment in startups or via investment funds such as Electranova Capital.
Tailored incubation and acceleration programmes for startups and for employees’ projects, which we invest in.
FOR YOUR START-UP
- A real partnership with EDF, including a privileged point of contact within the Group
- A project support structure to help you grow your business, with a dedicated budget and team , providing complementary skills
- Lean processes , that are aligned with your operating methods: rapid loop testing, test & learn, etc.
- Working collaboratively with the entire startup ecosystem and focusing on the possibility of developing a network
- Increased visibility thanks to EDF’s reputation and an opening to international markets