Prix EDF Pulse Africa

Open up new horizons for carbon neutrality

Launched by EDF on July 10th, 2023, the 5th EDF Pulse Africa Awards aimed of revealing and supporting African companies in the development of low-carbon products, services and solutions to support the continent's energy development. For this new edition, EDF wishes to maintain and strengthen the "EDF Pulse Africa Tour" in order to select projects as close as possible to the local context. EDF also wishes to renew its "EDF Pulse Africa Accelerator" support program dedicated to accelerating the activity of SMEs and start-ups on the continent.

African SMEs and start-ups were invited to participate in the call for projects divided into 3 categories: low-carbon decentralized production, energy efficiency and low-carbon consumption solution and decarbonization trough digital technologies.

The winners of the 2023 edition

The EDF Pulse Africa Awards Ceremony took place in Paris on Thursday, March 7, 2024, and honored the winners of the 5th edition, in the presence of Luc Rémont, Chairman and CEO of the EDF Group. The start-ups Diwa Innovation, Atarec and Data 354 distinguished themselves among the 6 finalists qualified at the end of the EDF Pulse Africa Tour, preselection round covering the 5 regions of the African continent.

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The categories

Following the success of EDF Pulse Africa Tour in previous editions, EDF is renewing and strengthening the principle of project selection with the organization of "regional" finals. Following a pre-selection via the online platform, all pre-selected candidates will be invited to defend their project in front of a jury of regional experts in 5 African countries (South Africa, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya and Morocco). These events will be organized in partnership with African incubators and institutional partners. The 5 regional finalists from the EDF Pulse Africa Tour will defend their project at the Grand Final in Paris in March 2024.

For this 5th edition of EDF Pulse Africa, in addition to grants for the development of projects ranging from 10 to 20,000 euros, the winners will benefit from personalized support from the EDF Group through its "EDF Pulse Africa Accelerator" program. This global support plan will enable companies to develop their low-carbon solutions with EDF customers or partners in Africa.

The timeline

  • July 10 - August 20, 2023

    Application time

  • September 7 - November 9, 2023

    EDF Pulse Africa Tour

  • March 4 - 9, 2024

    Coaching & Final 
    Award ceremony: March 7, 2024

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