Which startups will invent our electrical future?
On 8 March, the candidate startups submitted their application, their pitch and their video. The 529 applications are now in the hands of the expert committees responsible for selection. A panel of experts will then have the tricky task of selecting 12 to 16 finalists, to be revealed in May.
These 529 new applications set the tone for this 4th edition of the EDF Pulse Awards. Will this edition be a tribute to women entrepreneurs by recognising one or more female startups? Will it reveal to us the innovations that will profoundly alter our electrical future?
In an exclusive preview, Leïla Turner, CEO of FABERNOVEL, who is assisting EDF with developing and implementing the EDF Pulse Awards, gives us a glimpse of the innovations on show this year: "Chat Bots are a very important theme, following the inexorable rise of artificial intelligence, as is innovation in hardware with Virtual Reality and drones... these are significant and cross-cutting trends that we are studying daily at FABERNOVEL, and which are confirmed by our initial analyses of the Pulse 2017 crop, in all categories."
Check back with us in May as the finalists are revealed!