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!
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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.
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.
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.
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!
As a reference media for French entrepreneurs, Maddyness is publishing a new edition of its Backpack in September. Backpack is a survival guide for French entrepreneurs developed with EDF Pulse Expansion, Banque Populaire and KissKissBankBank. This 200-page book provides an overview of all the stages in the creation of a business.
The PowerUp start-up has developed a solution to optimise the performance of lithium-ion batteries. The EDF Pulse Croissance and Supernova Invest corporate venture announced their acquisition of a stake in this CEA spin-off.
The 2019 “Best newcomer”, and finalist of the EDF Pulse start-up Awards, raised 2.1 million of euros with Sofimac in June 2020. Mob-Energy will finalise the R&D of its charging robot for electric vehicules and deploy it on public parking lot, as intended.