As part of this call for projects for home services, 118 small and medium-sized companies put forward their solutions for improving the everyday lives and home comfort of residential customers. Following the finalists' presentations to our jury, three winners and three "favourites" were selected.
Winners will benefit from a funded trial of their solution, along with support from EDF and its partners to assist them in implementing the tested solution. They will also receive technical support and assistance from EDF experts. Winners and favourites alike will be promoted in EDF's communication media.
EDF has long set out to be an advocate for long-term wellness at home in order to offer individuals more at-home comfort on a day-to-day basis. Through these two calls for projects, EDF has once again demonstrated its willingness to innovate and its role as a driving force for startups "
Grégory Trannoy, EDF Individual Customer Marketing Director
SecurKeys is the leading service for the storage and one-hour, 24/7 delivery of duplicate copies of your property keys, anywhere in France, should you lose your keys or find yourself locked out. For vehicle keys (car, bike, van, boat, etc.), recovery is within one hour within the user's own French “département”, and within 24 hours in Europe. SecurKeys means an end to key nightmares and exorbitant locksmith's bills. SecurKeys is headquartered in Paris, and its 150 secure storage centres, accredited by CNAPS (France's national council for private security activities), are located throughout France.
Co-founders: Pascal METIVIER (CEO), Thierry BELLANGER (COO) and Patrick AZZOPARDI (CFO)
Stootie is an application for everyday services, both ordinary and extraordinary: moving home, repairing a washing machine leak, taking Japanese lessons, finding a sports coach, etc. With 400 services on offer, Stootie is the one-stop collaborative economy solution. Based in Paris, its 50-strong team works constantly to help its 1.5 million users find the person they need, simply and easily. Stootie has responded to the call for projects for "services for residents" by offering services based around the home: moving house, DIY, repairs.
Zenpark offers Europe's first and largest network of intelligent shared parking space, meeting drivers' parking needs and maximising the use of private parking. Zenpark uses its technology to convert any private parking into a shared, connected parking space accessible to any driver via the Zenpark mobile app. This technology, and the unique operational expertise behind it, make Zenpark the only European operator to offer a portfolio of services which ranges from parking for a few hours or days to monthly rental, and which has won a user satisfaction scores of over 90%.
Based in Paris, Zenpark has become the European benchmark in "smart city" parking, helping to drive the mobility revolution by creating new services such as charging electric vehicles through the construction of a network of shared charging points in private parking spaces.
Co-founder and CEO: William ROSENFELD Co-founder and CTO: Fabrice MARGUERIE
Keecker is a Paris-based start-up founded in 2012 with the goal of simplifying the use of technology in the home. Keecker produces a multimedia robot for the home that moves around on its own and delivers films, music, games and many other forms of content in any room of the home by simple voice command. Watching a film projected onto the ceiling from your own bed, listening to music in any room, easily and wirelessly… these things are now possible with Keecker. Users can also access their robot remotely from their smartphone to view and move around their home remotely to check that all is well, but also to hold videochats with their family, check the temperature and humidity levels anywhere in the house… and much more besides.
A start-up based in Sèvres near Paris, LAB2U is a platform for connecting patients, private nurses and medical laboratories to optimise blood sample arrangements. Using the mobile app or the website, patients schedule their blood sample at home, at the time of their choice, and no longer need to travel. LAB2U allows laboratories to offer a better service to more patients and improve the management of home blood sampling. Lastly, LAB2U – which is free to nurses and requires no commitments – provides them with additional "a la carte" services and additional prospecting options. These are services offered by LAB2U in response to the call for project to provide medical peace of mind.