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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Voss

The flywheel that makes storing solar energy more cost-efficient.

  • 2015
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Panda Guide

The first virtual companion designed to support blind people’s independence.

  • 2017
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Biomodex

The 3D printing solution that allows surgeons to practise before performing surgery.

  • 2016
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Wandercraft

The exoskeleton that helps people with reduced mobility to regain their independence.

  • 2014
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Stigo

The light, eco-friendly scooter that folds in just 2 seconds.

  • 2014
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Enerbee

The micro-generator that transforms energy from our movements into electricity.

  • 2015
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Teri

The biomass gasifier that supplies electricity to rural areas of India.

  • 2014
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Woodoo

The augmented wood for the low-carbon cities of the future.

  • 2017
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Ecoisme

The smart box that remotely controls domestic appliances to save energy.

  • 2016