On 15 January 2018, EDF is holding the 5th edition of EDF Pulse Awards.
For four years, the EDF Pulse Awards showcase and reward projects by talented young entrepreneurs, who are innovating to drive progress in society, by inventing our electric future. The ambition: to promote and provide concrete support for start-ups that are working today to create and invent the world of tomorrow.
There will be 5 winners at the awards.
The winners will benefit from: A financial grant of €70,000, and a marketing campaign by EDF to assist their growth.
French or European startups can enter in one of the following 4 categories:
SMART HOME: for solutions contributing to the design of a safer, more comfortable home that facilitates everyday living, but is also environmentally friendly.
SMART HEALTH & SELF: for innovations to improve personal well-being and fulfilment, for all people at all stages of life.
SMART BUSINESS: for solutions that help to optimise the operational, environmental and social performance of businesses.
SMART CITY: for solutions contributing to the development of the cities and territories of tomorrow, designed for humans and the environment.
Committees of innovation experts (from within and outside the Group) will select the most innovative projects. These committees will include a Grand Jury consisting of key research, business and media figures, who will choose the 4 winners (1 per category). A 5th winner will be chosen by the public, following a large voting campaign.
The results will be announced in September 2018, at the EDF Group's Electric Days innovation event.
For our customers, there can be no better guarantor than EDF: if the Group trusts us, then officials are reassured and follow suit. It also has a major effect in terms of communication. For us, this EDF Pulse Award is a significant benefit in terms of our brand image, which will help us to boost our influence. "
Yves Le Hénaff, CEO of Kawantech (2016 winner)
Capturing the sun's rays and redirecting them inside buildings.
An exoskeleton allowing people with neuromuscular problems to walk again.
Damae Medical (2015)
A non-invasive medical imaging system to facilitate skin biopsies.
Augmented wood to revolutionise the construction of the cities of the future.
Integrated sensors in the homes of senior citizens to measure electrical activity and ensure everything looks normal.