And the winner for the EDF Pulse special Award for Sport & Innovation is...

EDF as Olympic and Paralympic Games’ Premium Partner, launched the special Award for Sport & Innovation in collaboration with Paris 2024 as part of the 7th edition of the EDF Pulse start-up Awards.

Out of 140 applications, 3 start-up have scored. The Grand Jury selected a winner to receive a prize money of € 30,000, a marketing campaign and contact with the Paris 2024 organisation committee. Two special mentions were also awarded for projects standing out in terms of the progress they offer.

Let’s meet the EDF Pulse special Award for Sport & Innovation winners!

Prize Winner


Free sport for all
Removing the cost disincentive around buying sports equipment or paying club membership fees. By purchasing their products from a partner store, consumers are now accumulating euros to fund their sports activities.

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2 special mentions for 2 noteworthy projects

The Grand Jury decided to honour 2 more projects by awarding the following special mentions "Sport & inclusion", "Sport & territories". These mentions were given to the most noteworthy project in each thematic.

Sport & inclusion


The chatbot that facilitates disability sport
I Wheel Share has leveraged conversational intelligence technologies to design a chatbot that helps users to instantly identify nearby sports opportunities and facilities appropriate to their disabilities.

Sport & territoires


Free access to sport
Hubbster installs lockers - or hubs - containing balls and rackets in public open spaces, and provides users with access via an app. The solution is designed to create social links, improve health and take back the city!