The winners

From exoskeletons that help paraplegics walk again and folding electric scooters to the battery of the future, augmented wood and even natural lighting via fibre-optic cable, the winners of the EDF Pulse Start-up Awards have been submitting the most cutting-edge technology of the future ever since 2014. Who are they? Why are these startups revolutionising tomorrow’s world? And where are they now?

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BeFC

This small, flexible, paper-thin battery, created from bio-sourced materials, is revolutionising the market for the button batteries used in small disposable electronic devices.

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InBolt

Small and easily attached to any tools, InBolt modules record the movements of technicians working on industrial production lines, enabling them to apply real-time quality control.

  • 2020
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Water Horizon

This mobile battery recovers waste heat from industrial processes and recycles it in the form of heating or cooling wherever it is needed. An effective way of boosting the contribution made by renewables and reducing CO2 emissions.

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Earthwake

This intentionally low-tech solution, mobile and energy self-sufficient, uses pyrolysis technology to recycle plastic waste into petrol, diesel and gas.

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GoMyPartner

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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TheraPanacea

This solution makes cancer treatment more automated, personalised and adaptive, achieving excellent clinical results.

  • 2019
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BeON

This solar kit is as easy to install as a TV or a fridge. Simply plug it into a power socket to convert the solar energy into electricity.

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Grapheal

This solution allows users to remotely monitor chronic wounds, alert nurses in case of infection and speed up the healing process.

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SAUREA

This highly resistant engine transforms solar energy into mechanical energy without any conversion electronics, making it well adapted to remote locations and extreme climates.

  • 2019