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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Siel

The safer, more powerful battery.

  • 2014
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Howz

The smart home for senior citizens.

  • 2017
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Nelson Mandela Bay

A pilot project for public LED lighting in the townships of Nelson Mandela Bay.

  • 2014
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Kara

The lighting system that transforms city street lamps into smart lighting

  • 2016