EDF Pulse Africa Tour: the regional tour within the entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem in Africa
The EDF Pulse Africa Tour represents a major step in promoting energy innovation in Africa. By highlighting sustainable energy solutions, facilitating meetings between key players and celebrating local innovations, this event reinforces the EDF Group's commitment to supporting low-carbon energy growth in Africa.
EDF Pulse Africa Tour stage by stage
Next stage, March 2024 for the Grand Final in Paris (France).
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
The EDF Pulse Africa Tour came to an end with its last step in West Africa in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), on Thursday, November 09, 2023.
On October 31st, 2023, Spotlight on the startups that are standing out in Central Africa's energy landscape.
On October 25th, 2023, Morocco was the destination of Energetic Innovation with EDF Pulse Africa Tour.
Pretoria, South Africa
On October 18th, 2023, Innovation has been unveiled in South Africa at the EDF Pulse Africa Tour 2023.
On september 6th & 7th, 2023, Innovation in the energy sector was in the spotlight at the Africa Climate Week (ACW).
Final & awards ceremony
The Final and awards ceremony will take place in Paris (France) on December 14, 2023.
Thursday, October 18th in Pretoria
Thursday, October 25th in Casablanca
Thursday, October 31st in Douala
Thursday, November 9 in Abidjan
Thursday, September 7 in Nairobi
EDF Pulse Africa Tour, incubating talent since 2019
In order to better target innovators operating within the African energy panorama, the EDF Group launched for the 3rd edition of the competition in 2019, the EDF Pulse Africa Tour, a tour aimed at mobilizing the African innovation ecosystem and offering opportunities to local start-ups, highlighting projects that have a positive impact on the African landscape.
For the first edition of the Tour in 2019, six African countries were honored as part of an event organized in each of the countries where the EDF Group is represented to ensure the adequacy between the nature of the projects, the needs of the local economic fabric and EDF's activities in the region. During the tour, candidates from Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa and Togo were invited to defend their project in front of a jury of local experts. Participants had the opportunity to meet and exchange with entrepreneurs, energy sector experts, representatives of international organizations and local decision-makers. The focus was on "Energy at the heart of entrepreneurial innovation", with the aim of supporting Africa's economic and social development.
The 2021 EDF Pulse Africa Tour winners in Togo.
The EDF Pulse Africa Tour represents a major step in promoting energy innovation in Africa
Following the success of the first edition, EDF has renewed the tour for the fourth edition of its competition in 2021. The EDF Pulse Africa Tour was held in South Africa, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Togo, Cameroon, plus a special edition in Kenya highlighting Africa's new energy challenges and opportunities.
The 2021 EDF Pulse Africa Tour winners in South Africa.